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Bank *******s...why do I have to suffer

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    I am moving into a new flat, actually just down the street from where I currently live. I had to pay six months in advance as I don't have a job here in the UK.
    I have paid (Tuesday) from my foreign account, the bank told me it would go through to the recepient Thursday or Friday (today).
    I have paid 500 pounds to 'hold' it and have signed the contract. The agent for the new flat told me I can't move in and get the keys before all the funds are IN their account. They use NatWest whom are now experiencing "computer *******s" so he says he cannot check to see if the money is in. I have sent him a receipt from my bank confirming that the amount left me account Tuesday. Yet still he says I can't get the keys before tomorrow.
    It's really frustrating. It takes time to move, and I need to have it done this weekend as I'm going back home Sunday or Monday. Also I need to have my current flat cleaned and ready to move out tomorrow, my agent for THIS flat is really pushing me for it. So I'm in a rush and had really arranged to move flats today. My contract also says the new flat is mine from June 20th (two days ago).

    Should I push for it, to get the keys today? I have confirmation that the 6 months payment + deposit has left my account and I have paid a holding deposit. It's going to be super difficult for me to wait until tomorrow.
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    Oh and also...to get a reference from my previous agent I had to make many same day transfers with PayPal and I ended up paying 50 pounds in extra fees to have it done the same day so that I could get to move in today. i just find it unfair and wonder if I can argue..


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