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(Original post by Notoriety)
Not saying the end result is wrong, but the reasoning in this is as sloppy as ****. The Consumer Contracts (ICAC) Regs 2013 apply to a bunch of contract types beyond credit. The key test is whether the contract was concluded via distance or off-premises.
Apparently tenancies have a (possibly recent) exception to them in that they automatically count as taking place at the providers premises. I'd googled it when i was moaning this morning and it seems areally common question with plenty landlords not too sure at times.
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To be fair tenants not allowing access for a viewing is a bad sign in itself, that would usually suggest that the relationship between the tenants and landlord/letting agent have broken down which for a student let probably means that the landlord is a major nuisance.
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Never sign a contract before viewing the property, that's a big no-no.
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(Original post by Notoriety)
Not saying the end result is wrong, but the reasoning in this is as sloppy as ****. The Consumer Contracts (ICAC) Regs 2013 apply to a bunch of contract types beyond credit. The key test is whether the contract was concluded via distance or off-premises.
I think residential tenancies are excluded. Not that i'm in the mood for arguing, but out of Harrysbar and Striderhort I would have been going along with the latter. Notwithstanding a happy ending and the OP escaped.
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I think residential tenancies are excluded. Not that i'm in the mood for arguing, but out of Harrysbar and Striderhort I would have been going along with the latter. Notwithstanding a happy ending and the OP escaped.
The Regs lists contracts which are not covered by it. I don't believe tenancies were listed. But like you don't particularly care either way.
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Didn't mean to post as anon sorry
Out of interest will they be refunding your deposit?
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Yeah, they said to send over my bank details but it will take a few weeks to process. I would have understood losing it but the deposit wasnt admin fees or a holding fee, it was for damages to the property
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Yeah, they said to send over my bank details but it will take a few weeks to process. I would have understood losing it but the deposit wasnt admin fees or a holding fee, it was for damages to the property
That's great news, glad you got that sorted out
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