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    Hi there, basically we're a group of four Edinburgh uni first years who have only just found a flat we want to take. However, I am leaving my first year accommodation tomorrow, after which I will return home for summer so there's no time for me to sign any lease/contract before then. Does anyone know how the lease works? will I need to come back up from London to sign it or can they send it to my house?
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    (Original post by DennisMenace)
    Hi there, basically we're a group of four Edinburgh uni first years who have only just found a flat we want to take. However, I am leaving my first year accommodation tomorrow, after which I will return home for summer so there's no time for me to sign any lease/contract before then. Does anyone know how the lease works? will I need to come back up from London to sign it or can they send it to my house?
    Many thanks
    It depends on the landlord/agent, but when I was renting I certainly never signed a lease remotely (i.e. plan to come back to Edinburgh).
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    (Original post by DennisMenace)
    Hi there, basically we're a group of four Edinburgh uni first years who have only just found a flat we want to take. However, I am leaving my first year accommodation tomorrow, after which I will return home for summer so there's no time for me to sign any lease/contract before then. Does anyone know how the lease works? will I need to come back up from London to sign it or can they send it to my house?
    Many thanks
    you'd need to speak to your landlord or letting agent, but I signed my lease the day I moved in to my current flat
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    (Original post by UPSDGoat)
    you'd need to speak to your landlord or letting agent, but I signed my lease the day I moved in to my current flat
    Indeed, I've never signed a lease in advance of moving day. That said, unless the OP is very lucky, they'll presumably need to turn up and start paying rent at some point over the summer. It's pretty rare to come across places that start in September.
 
 
 
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