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The address on my tenancy agreement is incorrect and im

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The address on my tenancy agreement is incorrect and im looking to move out, can i break the agreement with no penalty as the agreement is for an address that doesnt exist?

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

how long do you have on the current lease ?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
it was a 12 month lease signed on 7/8/2017
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

the wrong address will not change the situation of the legal obligation.

you may be able to break the lease without penalty with there is a serious health problem with the property or it is unsafe to occupy.

where you need to break the lease, you will incur a break fee

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

the best option is to negotiate with the landlord as this often works out well

would you like to consider this option ?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
im willing to negotiate but it will make me feel a lot more confident in negotiation if i understand whether or not the agreement is legally valid or not. If they were to enforce the lease it will cost an extra $8000+
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

ok, how about we talk on the phone

I have extended a special offer, please look, it will help you

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no im ok thanks
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

ok

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