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    Hi

    My son recently entered into a tenancy agreement for private landlord student accommodation for a period of 12 months. Unfortunately, the relationships within the property has turned significantly bad resulting in my son needing to exit the lease. I have been in touch with Agent to explain the situation and identify options. I found out that the signature on the tenancy agreement is a photographic image of his signature sent by himself to the Agent rather than a handwritten signature in person. This maybe a long shot but is this photographic image acceptable as a signature, it may be this was agreed between the Agent and my Son, but would it actually stand up as genuine in a legal argument ?

    #2
    Whatever the answer to your question, the fact that your son went into occupation means he is a tenant on the terms of the tenancy agreement.

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      #3
      Since tenancy agreements do not have to be signed at all in order to be valid, the fact that it is a scanned one does not help you. And as above the existence of the agreed agreement is validated by occupation.

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        #4
        Okay thanks very much. Appreciate the responses.

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          #5
          In occupation & paying rent.....

          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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            Okay thanks very much. Appreciate the responses.
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