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It is not a straight forward tenancy. The property requires significant work which she agreed to do as she would be purchasing at a later date. It is not therefore possible to re let in order to mitigate our loss. She signed a 12 month fixed term ASHT on Friday 14 June 2013 with a view to purchasing at any point in the tenancy at which point her obligations to the tenancy would cease. The next day she changed her mind and asked to leave. She is implying that as a mistake has been made by referring to the property as furnished she can get out of the agreement.
So to be clear it does not invalidate the agreement even thought it says furnished? This is a copy and paste from the top of the first page. I had not noticed it state "furnished"
for letting a furnished dwelling house on an assured shorthold tenancy under Part I of the Housing Act 1988
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