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SHOULD VERBAL AGREEMENT OR TELEPHONE TALK WITH THE ESTATE AGENT

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SHOULD VERBAL AGREEMENT OR TELEPHONE TALK WITH THE ESTATE AGENT REGARDING AN AGREEMENT BE TRUSTED OR IF CHANGES AGREED UPON SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WRITING BY THE ESTATE AGENT OR THE LANDLORD?

Hi

 

Could you explain your situation a little more please.

 

Tom

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This is regarding renting a flat for six months with a one year contract.Certain querries were made to the agent over the DRAFT of the agreement and changes were agreed upon.should a new draft be made by the agent wjth the changes in writing or the agent should be trusted on his verbal agreement?

Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

If the changes can be incorporated in to the tenancy agreement then you should insist that they are so that the final tenancy agreement that you will executed represents the entireity of the term you have agreed. This means you can be certain you will be able to enforce them.

 

If the terms are not appropriate to be inserted in to the tenancy agreement then you should both sign a side letter confrmiing the further terms you have agreed, provided they do not conflict with those contained in the tenancy agreement.

 

It is in the interests of both parties because you could find yourselves litigating over something that was only agreed verbally and if this is then subsequently disputed it will take up time and cause stress to sort it out.

 

Ask for the changes to be made.

 

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