Legality of Tenancy Agreement
Tenancy Types and Management

NRLA Landlord Support
NRLA Landlord Support
13 years ago
I recently read a legal case where the landlord in such a case was made to pay £20,000 damages for disappointment.
However the writer of the article made the point that under the Law of Property act 1925 a tenancy does not come into being until the tenant takes up occupation , so there was no tenancy to be disappointed about.
I have always felt you may well get away with a small claim for about £500. You are entitled to all your expenses back that you paid in connection with the property including the deposit in full. If the new tenant has not moved in yet you may even get an injunction requiring specific performance so the tenancy goes ahead but that is a hammer to crack a nut .
You can make a formal complaint to Alan Ward the RLA chairman about the member concerned
Dave A

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