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    Change of agreement pre tenancy agreement signing

    Hi,

    I am looking to rent a property and its in the process of being bought by my future landlord. The agents say the paperwork will be done in a couple of weeks and it should be available for me to move in by the 23rd of September as i would like. I have given notice to my current landlord and should leave my current property before the 27th of September.

    The question is, what happens if the landlord doesnt manage to complete the deal before i have to move in? Will the holding fee be refundable in the event the starting day is moved against my will and I can no longer sign the tenancy agreement? And can i ask for compensation if he signs the tenancy agreement, but the property isnt available to move in on the tenancy start date? On a separate note, is it possible to ask a landlord to stay in the property for another week after the day you gave notice for? (obviously paying the applicable rent, or more)

    Many thanks

    Mike
    All views posted reflect my personal opinion only and do not constitute professional advice which I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide.

    #2
    Originally posted by MSaxp View Post
    The question is, what happens if the landlord doesnt manage to complete the deal before i have to move in? Will the holding fee be refundable in the event the starting day is moved against my will and I can no longer sign the tenancy agreement?
    Yes.

    And can i ask for compensation if he signs the tenancy agreement, but the property isnt available to move in on the tenancy start date?
    Yes, if it caused you to suffer a loss, but you'd have a duty to mitigate your losses. Also, if LL refused to give you compensation, you'd have to claim against him in court.

    On a separate note, is it possible to ask a landlord to stay in the property for another week after the day you gave notice for? (obviously paying the applicable rent, or more)
    You can ask, but LL may say no. Your notice to quit cannot be withdrawn without LL's consent.

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      #3
      thanks for your reply. To clarify on the last question: I was only wondering if the landlord can allow you to stay after your notice date by mutual consent. And if he can do it for less than another month. i obviously understand that he can refuse, which is absolutely fair. I just dont want him losing any of his rights by allowing me to stay longer
      All views posted reflect my personal opinion only and do not constitute professional advice which I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to provide.

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        #4
        You and the landlord can do anything you wish by consent, though it's always best to get anything you agree in writing.
        Disclaimer:

        The above represents my own opinion, derived from personal knowledge and should not be relied upon as definitive or accurate advice. It is offered free of charge and may contain errors or omissions or be an inaccurate opinion of the law. I accept no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of relying on the above.

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