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  • #16
    Oh I've taken it on board and totally agree that I don't want a legal battle.

    I can see why you feel I've been hasty, and if it was a different point in the year/situation then I might not have been this hasty. However the Letting Agents knew I wanted to move in before Christmas, I explicitly told them this. I agree that the agent's are acting in a reasonable matter however it still doesn't resolve the situation of me now not being able to move in until January.

    In all fairness I've thought about this issue a great deal, and even when speaking to the Letting Agents I've made them aware I don't explicitly blame them however the situation is not acceptable one. The landlord speaks "broken English" according to the LA and seems very unsure how to proceed. I simply want closure on this matter, I cannot explain the stress it has put me under. I do really appreciate the comments and advice you have given on this situation...

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    • #17
      You don't explicitly blame the LA, yet accuse them of misrepresenting the property.
      LA has not prevented you from moving in - he gave you the keys and arranged for repairs asap!
      Your decision not to occupy.
      Did LA provide a copy of the pre-T inspection report with the keys, for you to check. That is the Ts recognised basis for property condition at start of T, modified by later nec repairs etc.
      Anyone BUYING a house takes on all the deficiencies present at the time Contracts are exchanged.
      The LL in me feels you signed in haste and now wish to withdraw (for minor problems). I think a Court would allow LL to claim 1-2 months rent as compensation for your breach of Contract to occupy avail vacant property.
      If work was such a problem, why did you not delay your search until Feb/Mar? Have you just moved out of another property? Why?

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      • #18
        Absolutely it's my decision not to occupy, however lets not forget the front door is insecure! Why should I move my property in when I know the door needs repairing. If anything was stolen I would be found to be negligent.

        The la/ll have not provided any pre tenancy check despite assuring me it was in the welcome pack.

        I had to move before Christmas for personal reasons not due to problems with previous ll or anything like that.

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        • #19
          I agree with buyer beware to an extent...

          But lets face it :

          Electrical ...Shower was unsafe
          Gas ... Fire has been isolated
          Water... Radiators and hot water tap
          Security ...Door is insecure

          I did not sign knowing these faults, if they had made me aware I would not have signed...

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