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Was the agreement signed by both Landlord and Tenant?
Did Landlord sign?
No. Leases like this and for property is subject to contract. So unless both the landlord and tenant signs either party can pull out.
I don’t think you have a claim but I can outline how to such for breach of contract to claim loss and damage?
You need to write and set out your losses and request compensation within 14 days from the date the letter was sent in the post, or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not compensate you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n1-claim-form-cpr-part-7 and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value, you would need representation for trial.
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Yes. Generally they do get the tenant to sign first, then landlord.
Does that clarify?