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Hello, what would be the move in date?
Did you sign an assured shorthold tenancy?
And when should the deposit be paid under the contract? By the move in date?
And what would be the "unforeseen circumstances" that you mentioned?
When did you sign the contract?
And you were hospitalised today?
Can you please provide the clarification requested?
You say the contract was signed yesterday.
And that you are in hospital.
So I asked if you were admitted to hospital today.
And what makes you think that you will be hospitalised for long? Did the doctor say you have to stay in hospital until when?
This service is not meant for legal advice, but I do not think that your current circumstances may represent an even classified as "force majeure" and could justify walking out of a contract signed only yesterday.
I recommend that you speak as soon as possible with a solicitor for legal advice on the situation, and they will assess your circumstances and see if you might find a way to avoid a possible liability.
There are still more than three weeks until the commencement date of the tenancy, and maybe your solicitor will be able to negotiate a termination by mutual agreement, even more if a replacement tenant can be found.
I hope this information is helpful and I wish you the best.
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