I’ve arrange to rent a new place from 01/01/2017.
I signed the tenancy agreement on 28/11/2016 and paid 3 months rent in advance before that. As soon as I signed I handed in my notice and need to vacant my current property on 02/01/2017.
Today the agent emails me to say that unfortunately they don’t have a valid gas cert and that we won’t be able to move in until at least 09/01/2017.
I understand they can’t let me enter until it is sorted out, but the agent is now saying that the contract that I’ve signed and paid for isn’t legally binding as they haven’t signed it yet on behalf of the landlord. Obviously this is extremely shoddy as we have arranged the move etc based on the contract that I’ve signed.
Surely they must have some responsiblity as they have had nearly a month to sort all this out but just haven’t bothered.
I would appreciate any advice as to how to deal with situation.