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    Hey Guys,

    I read on the internet that you are able to end your tenancy agreement early if:

    "You arranged your accommodation over the internet, over the telephone or via some other form of distance communication and you are within the first seven days of your contract."

    Is this true? I'm currently on Day 6 and I find the house to be not as described. I booked over the internet.
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    To judge from this link, you probably can: http://www.letlink.co.uk/letting-fac...ions-2000.html

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    (Original post by Samtooth)
    Hey Guys,

    I read on the internet that you are able to end your tenancy agreement early if:

    "You arranged your accommodation over the internet, over the telephone or via some other form of distance communication and you are within the first seven days of your contract."

    Is this true? I'm currently on Day 6 and I find the house to be not as described. I booked over the internet.
    You need to talk to either your family lawyer or the citizen's advice bureau, hell even an estate agent would do. The 15 year olds on here are not going to be able to give you sound legal advice.

    Here is what can tell you with my limited knowledge:

    If you are on a fixed term tenancy you may only leave if the landlord allows it or there is a "break clause" in you tenancy agreement, which will have certain requirements you must meet in order to lave the tenancy early. If the landlord does not agree or there is no break clause you will be contractually obliged to pay the full amount for the entire length of the fixed term.

    If your tenancy has no fixed term you must give the landlord 4 weeks notice if you pay rent weekly and a months notice if you pay monthly.

    Source: Assured and assured shorthold tenancies: A Guide for Tenants published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
 
 
 
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