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Dear receiver, I am an international student. I had signed

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Dear receiver,

I am an international student. I had signed a lease with London Property Co. but the lease was incomplete because I havent give my credit card information yet. Can I walk away from the lease?

P.S. the landlord has changed our room from Unit 203,XXXXX London to Unit 304,XXXXX London ON without our permission.
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Giving your credit card information is not relevant and normally you would be bound by the lease.

But if you are not getting the unit you agreed to take then the landlord has breached the lease. He is required to give you the exact unit on the lease.

If not you can walk away and the landlord must give you back any deposit if you made one.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Lease website


Thank you for your answer. To follow up, after the change of room, my other friends have signed and submit the new lease. I havent submit it yet. Can I walk away then?

I cannot open that image for some reason. It just goes to a blank page.

In any event, you are not agreeing to the room change so you cannot be bound to take it.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

can I give you my user name and password XXXXX that you can see what my lease is like online?

I am not permitted to do that and the site will black it out.

But essentially the law is clear. You had a contract. The lease, verbal or written, is a contract.

You agreed to take one specific unit. You are not being given that unit.

The unit you are being asked to take is not what you want. And you have not agreed.

The landlord has breached the lease.

Why not confirm this by contacting the Landlord Tenant Board on Tuesday?

Here is the number to call:


They will re-open at 8:30 on Tuesday.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you!

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