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Ash, Solicitor
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I have signed the tenancy agreement to rent a flat for 3 years

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I have signed the tenancy agreement to rent a flat for 3 years and due to go and pay the deposit/1st months rent tomorrow and pick up keys Sat. However I have just been offered a job abroad - can I pull out now or am I liable already for 3 years rental?
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help with this.
Alex Watts : If you have not signed a contract then yes you can pull out.
Alex Watts : If you have signed a contract no you can't pull out.
Alex Watts : If the landlord has signed it you are stuck. If the landlord has not signed it then you are ok
Alex Watts : So you need to know
Alex Watts : Either party can pull out at any time up to the point both parties have signed it
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

I have signed the contract - I dont know about the Landlord....


But I assume if I enquire about that the Landlord will immediately sign it

Alex Watts : That I can't help with I am afriad, all I can do is give you the legal position.
Alex Watts : Just call and ask if it has been signed but don't say why
Alex Watts : If they say it has not go round and get it back ASAP
Alex Watts : Dont say you want to cancel until you turn up,
Alex Watts : Does that help?

Thanks! I was hoping there was an out if money had not yet changed hands - guess not

Alex Watts : sorry it's not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Alex Watts : Does this answer the question for you?

Yes thanks

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