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    Tenancy Agreement Surrender

    I've recently moved into a property. I signed the assured shorthold tenancy agreement before I had visited the property since it was too far to visit. As soon as I turned up on the first day it was clear that the property was in disrepair and the agent and landlord had pulled a fast one (the pictures they sent me made it look fine). The windows were sealed shut, the boiler had no certificate and kept shutting down leaving me without hot water for days, amonst many many other things (some windows wouldnt even lock).

    I agreed to stay there for a few days while the repairs were carried out since I had faith that they would be carried out. However, none of the repairs were carried out and the agent and landlord agreed to surrender the tenancy agreement.

    My question is do I still get charged full rate for the short time I was in there? Or can I insist on paying a less rate because it was in disrepair and was frankly a nightmare place to live. It was a furnished property. Isn't there some rule that says that if the property was in disrepair from the commencement of the tenancy then the contract is void, hence I would be liable to pay a proportion or no rent for the time I was there? Please help me solve this dispute.

    Thanks in advance.

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