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hi my landlord sold to another person, I was purchasing the
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I started paying rent on my shop in July. First payment was
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Hi, I currently have a 12month lease on a student property that commenced September 2010 and have been told that it needs to be renewed by 28th feb 2011 in order to stay on from september 2011. At the… read more
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