Basicaly we got our student house today and in the documets they gave us to sign it says basicaly the rent is £9570, for the year and it should have been £9900.. So there is quite a saving there ... The mistake happend because we are renting for 10months insted of 12 and in calculating the first quaters rent he basicaly couldn't do the math..
Any ways from what i have learnt in business law once we sign they cant increase the amount even if it is a mistake.. Is this true?
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Estate agent made a mistake with rent, on student house watch
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Last edited by jonneyboimc; 04-02-2010 at 19:23.
- 04-02-2010 19:21
- 10-02-2010 15:07
as long as you don't snatch at a bargain, so to speak, (i.e. you accepted their offer in the contractual document knowing it is below market value/what you should pay), it might be ok. but by the sounds of it you received the contractual document and were aware of the lower than expected figure before signing.
worth checking though whether the amount unaccounted for forms part of the deposit or something similar?
- 11-02-2010 18:18
There might be an implied obligation for you to pay the original rent price if the landlord stipulated orally during the negotiations.
- 12-02-2010 05:38
Just pay the rent they ask for and forget about it. They will probably not check. If they ask for more in the end, you will probably have to pay for it.