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Payed my share of a sharer house, but not allowed to move in

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    Hellooo,
    When I say my I mean my girlfriend,

    She's gone to an estate agent, found a house and applied to move in,
    Move in date was 1st July
    She lives with 3 other people, they each need to pay £X

    She paid her entire deposit and 1st month rent which is what they need and has nothing else to pay, but they are not letting her move in because 1 of the other girls hasn't submitted a guarantor paper.

    Surely in a SHARER house they can't take your money but not let you move in, they're not giving her 4 days money back or anything either, so she's paying for not living there.

    Cheers.
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    (Original post by Brad0712)
    Hellooo,
    When I say my I mean my girlfriend,

    She's gone to an estate agent, found a house and applied to move in,
    Move in date was 1st July
    She lives with 3 other people, they each need to pay £X

    She paid her entire deposit and 1st month rent which is what they need and has nothing else to pay, but they are not letting her move in because 1 of the other girls hasn't submitted a guarantor paper.

    Surely in a SHARER house they can't take your money but not let you move in, they're not giving her 4 days money back or anything either, so she's paying for not living there.

    Cheers.
    Contact that girl constantly then....
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    It'll be a joint tenancy contract which means "joint and several liability" so until all rent is paid by all parties, none of the rights can be enjoyed - it's the same with my house next year. We all have to pay our rent before anyone can collect the keys. If it's a joint tenancy it's definitely legal, and something that would have been written in the contract.
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    (Original post by Brad0712)
    Hellooo,
    When I say my I mean my girlfriend,

    She's gone to an estate agent, found a house and applied to move in,
    Move in date was 1st July
    She lives with 3 other people, they each need to pay £X

    She paid her entire deposit and 1st month rent which is what they need and has nothing else to pay, but they are not letting her move in because 1 of the other girls hasn't submitted a guarantor paper.

    Surely in a SHARER house they can't take your money but not let you move in, they're not giving her 4 days money back or anything either, so she's paying for not living there.

    Cheers.
    Unfortunately, the chances are that's legit. If it's a joint tenancy, then they are all jointly liable. In effect, it's just as much your girlfriends fault as it is the girl who hasn't given in her form. Obviously that's crap, but the nature of the tenancy, I'm afraid

    If there are individual contracts for the tenancy, then yes, the landlord should allow your girlfriend to move in. That's the pa
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    Ok thanks for your inputs,
    I'll let her know.
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    Probably legit, but you'll have to read the contract (keep a look out for the words "joint and several liability") to make sure.

    I'd still be tempted to go and pitch a tent in their office until they let me take up residence...

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