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    Hi,
    Having been renting for last 10 years. never missed a rent payment. fab references. great credit. Viewed a new house to rent. landlord happy. paid holding deposit. signed form to carry out right to rent only checks. after nearly 2 weeks we have been asked to show we have either 27.000 of 59,000 in the bank(either amount will dictate which tennancy we are given. Before we respond to theat request I see they have re advertised the house last week.
    So they while having my holding deposit have re advertised the house. but if ive 10,000s in the bank they might offer me some strange tennancy. fixed period it sounds like. This is clearly not in the spirit of the guidance. they are clearly taking the mick. It goes without saying ill be having my money back but they need to act in line with the guidance. can anyone advise what legislation it comes under.

    Thanks
    Steveeasy
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    Hope this helps - https://assets.publishing.service.go...t_Guidance.pdf

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    • #3
      Hi,
      Ok got a response to my question of why it was re advertised on friday. as they did not get a response to thier offer of prooving we had either 27,000 or 54,000 in a uk bank account. they have said we have forfited our holding deposit.

      How has this happened. my partner went to view house. she was handed 2 sheets of paper one with right to rent info and one with a space for applicants to fill in and a handwritten holding deposit. and d3eposit and a monthly rent amount. we were contacted 2 days later and asked to fill it in. we did and signed it. we were completly unaware this was only part of thier printed contract.

      So they say we signed a contract that actually is 8 pages. it covers affordability checks. and stipulates we can loose the holding deposit. When things arnt done right this happens. for instance this 27,000 was on the basis we could recieve a 24 month term tennancy(but we did not want one,just a 6 month standard role on one. so if we had refused it we would loose our deposit for pulling out. thats why you should see it first prior to signing a contract. did we, absolutely not. what they are doing is implying we did. what would that action be against us.

      Steveeasy

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      • #4
        des8 MIKE770 Can you take a look and advise, many thanks.

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        • #5
          If you signed a document which was represented to you as being complete, but later had pages added to it, I would suggest that is misrepresentation by fraud and/or the tort of deceit.
          Either way a chat with a solicitor (fixed fee single consultation perhaps) might give you pointers to the way forward

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          • #6
            Des8
            Thanks for the response.

            Steveeasy

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            • #7
              I detest being lied too. the agency I say obviously refutes any possibility I only signed a 2 page form. we were given 2 pieces of paper. He has attached to an email a copy of the agreement all 7 pages with our signatures on. But the 2 pages we signed are different very slightly to rest of document.

              So if id been handed a full agreement and signed it. they would have copied all of it or none of it. Maybe. but it looks like its been pasted in to an original document. 5think I need a printing expert to look at it. the agency deny we did not sign the full document. if they know the have added the 2 pages then i believe its more serious.

              Steveeasy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by steveeasy View Post
                I detest being lied too. the agency I say obviously refutes any possibility I only signed a 2 page form. we were given 2 pieces of paper. He has attached to an email a copy of the agreement all 7 pages with our signatures on. But the 2 pages we signed are different very slightly to rest of document.

                So if id been handed a full agreement and signed it. they would have copied all of it or none of it. Maybe. but it looks like its been pasted in to an original document. 5think I need a printing expert to look at it. the agency deny we did not sign the full document. if they know the have added the 2 pages then i believe its more serious.

                Steveeasy
                Get some free quotes, forensics experts, make sure they deal with signatures, plus technology aspect. They might be able to offer some pro bono help.

                https://www.jspubs.com/expert-witnes...t-examination/

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