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  1. I can't find anything on TDS regarding this (and have never come across them before) so hopefully someone here with more experience knows the answer. Our rental contract was coming to an end and we found a new rental house to move to. Unfortunately, the new house fell through. An alternative rental house was found but we couldn't move in until a week after our previous rental contract would have expired (leaving us homeless for a week). So we asked our landlord if we could stay an extra week and pay him the same rental rate that we always had, for that extra week. He agreed. I didn't
  2. We agreed the move in date on the 3rd March and signed the contract the next day, along with paying the holding deposit.
  3. Sure. When we agreed the cost of the rental, we put in an offer of monthly rent and move in date. At that point it was agreed that 18th April would be the move in date that the landlord wanted and we agreed to. It was all verbal agreement. We then booked everything (removals, utility switchover etc) for that date. Does that answer the question?
  4. Thanks for your reply. The contract was signed on 3rd March 2011 with a view to a move in date of 18th April 2011. Apologies for overloading you with detail but here is the contract for the holding deposit. This is the only contract that we had with them because no tenancy agreement was seen by us or signed. It says - "Thank you for your payment of £480 by way of a holding deposit to indicate your good faith and serious intentions to proceed with renting the above property. This will be held against our expenses in processing your application and if your application is suc
  5. My only worry is that the holding deposit contract we signed does not include the agreed date. It simply says "As per tenancy contract" and we didn't have a tenancy agreement at that stage. We do have email communications from us to the agency with the agreed date mentioned on them, before it all fell through. That is the only mention of the agreed date though and everything was done over the phone. Does that change anything?
  6. We agreed to rent a house with a £500 holding deposit based on moving in on a certain date. Just days before the move in date, we called the agency to check all was ok and were told that there was a serious problem. The previous tenants had refused to leave and court papers had been served to get them evicted. This meant that we weren't able to move in. We tried to come to a compromise with the agency about a new date but they were useless at keeping us informed about the progress of the court case and they kept moving the move in date further and further back. As the end of our previous
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