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    Would I be charged a fee if I cancel a letting agent contract before they find me a tennant, For viewings and advertising the property?

    The contract was signed online and states I have 14 days to cancel.
    Thanks
    Dino


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    It depends what the terms of the contract are.
    If they've done some work for you, they're likely to want to be paid something.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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