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Sorry to hear about the situation you are in. I would say that there is an agreement for the tenancy even though the landlord hasn’t signed it. There is clear intention of you have signed and the deposit paid. When is the agreement meant to start from?
It’s unbelievable. The agent told you today?
Do you have a copy of the agreement you signed?
I wonder if it has a start date on it. Would you have got a copy email to you when you digitally signed it? My view is that there is clearly a claim here. I think you need to be very direct with the agent and tell them that if you don’t take up the tenancy in accordance with what you have signed and in accordance with the implied agreement from the landlord that you will sue them.
Damages for your loss. Before we go down discussing that, I think you need to find out what the agent says first thing in the morning.
Have you paid the 6 months rent and the deposit?
I think the contract has been offered, accepted and consideration paid. The three elements for a contract. Tell this to the agent tomorrow.
I hope all goes well with the agent. Simply reply back if you require additional information and I will be happy to help with any follow up questions. Thank you.
Good news so far.
You are going to have to find another place. You have a duty to mitigate your loss. That will be your first important matter you need to deal with. Thereafter, you can sue him for your damages.