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Was the contract signed by the landlord and dated?
The key is establishing whether a contract has actually been formed. If it has then it would be legally binding upon both you and the landlord and you would be entitled to enforce the contract and move in to the property.
You need to establish if the landlord has also signed/dated his copy of the tenancy agreement, if he has then you can hold him to it. It will likely be in the hands of the agent and they should be your first port of call. The problem is that it depends on how honest your agent is, he may confirm that the landlord has signed and dated his agreement and you would be able to hold them to the contract, though you should correspond only in written form (eg. email) so that you have evidence.
The difficulty is that if you do not have your copy then you do not have documentary evidence of the situation.
My advice would be to get in contact with the agent as above and if he confirms the landlord executed his agreement and you get this confirmation in writing then try to hold them to it. If he states that the landlord has not executed the agreement then you are probably better off cutting your losses and either taking the return of the money or attempting to negotiate a lower rent on the other apartments. You case without the signed tenancy agreement would be difficult to prove at Court.
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The issue is whether a contract has actually been made (ie. has the landlord/agent signed - as above explained). If there is no contract then you do not have a right to occupy the property and either party can pull out at any time without any kind of notice I'm afraid.
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