Does he have the right to enforce a contract even if the flat has no planning permission to be there?
Do the agent they paid all the money via have no duty to ensure the compliance of the property to planning and safety legislation? Can my sons ask them to refund monies paid to them? If he refuses to refund any monies can they just remain living there and refuse to pay rent, challenging him to take them to court, at which they would bring up the illegalities of the property?
My main plan however is simply to threaten to report him unless we get our money back.
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