Tenancy agreement only on the day of signing it?

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  • doobrey
    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    Sounds like lettings agent is a twit of a kn*b.

    First off, ask for an explanation as to why it should not be possible to review the tenancy agreement more than 24 hours in advance. This is an entirely reasonable and sensible request.

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  • theartfullodger
    As above , a draft (eg without names or address or rent amount) should be available. Sounds like lettings agent is a twit of a kn*b.

    But in England to be a lettings agent requires no training, no qualifications, no criminal records check. The office could (legally) be completely staffed with ex-prisoners from Brixton jail with no knowledge of lettings and on early release from sentences for GBH & fraud.

    No, really.

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  • landlord-man
    The LA (LL) probably doesn't want to be caught out if an existing tenant fails to move out or the property burns down; hence waiting until move in day to sign.

    HOWEVER, there is no reason why a blank contract cannot be produced now - but you'd still need to use that and go through line by line in case anything has been added/removed from the one you're signing.

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  • islandgirl
    Sometimes agreements have wording such as "this is a contract take legal advice if unsure". If this one does (and I know you don't know yet!) how could you possibly do so? I would insist.

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  • jpkeates
    A draft contract should be available anytime without dates and names etc and it would bother me too.

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  • Ohwhyohwhy
    started a topic Tenancy agreement only on the day of signing it?

    Tenancy agreement only on the day of signing it?

    Hi everyone,
    I'm in the process of moving houses and already paid the deposit, passed the reference check etc. The contract signing will be next week but I wanted to review it before that but the letting agent said it's only possible maximum 24 hours before signing.
    Honestly it makes me feel uneasy, all the previous places I've lived before let me read the draft tenancy agreement in advance so I wouldn't need to hurry with the 20+ pages documents.
    Is it normal? Or is it the so called new normal?
    Thank you!

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