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    • bflare
    • By bflare 10th Nov 18, 3:19 PM
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    Can a EA let to someone else before you move in?
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    • 10th Nov 18, 3:19 PM
    Can a EA let to someone else before you move in? 10th Nov 18 at 3:19 PM
    I viewed a place around 6 weeks ago and paid 200 reference fee. I passed the checks and the agent said I was scheduled to move in on 23rd of November and the deposit and one month rent must be paid before then for the keys are to be handed over. I said ok and asked for the bank details. I also got a copy of the agreement in my name. I've heard nothing else from the agent and I was going to pay the deposit and rent next week. So a week before due to move in.


    The house was taken off of the property website Zoopla but was left on the estate agents site and the To let sign has been on the house up until today. The signs been taken down and I'm a little worried that because I've not paid the deposit they may have let it to someone else.
    Is this possible? They are closed now until Monday to ask.
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    • bflare
    • By bflare 10th Nov 18, 6:56 PM
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    Signs won't get taken down the minute a request is made for it to be done.

    The person that drives round dealing with the signs will wait until they have a few in one area before heading out to be more cost effective.
    Originally posted by Slithery

    Ah right so they may of asked after I passed the checks & the company has only just got round to taking it down. That maybe why the sign was never changed to "Let By"?
    • bflare
    • By bflare 12th Nov 18, 11:39 AM
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    Contacted the Estate Agent this morning & I was worrying for nothing. The property is mine. Thanks for all your replies.
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    • By G_M 12th Nov 18, 11:46 AM
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    Contacted the Estate Agent this morning & I was worrying for nothing. The property is mine. Thanks for all your replies.
    Originally posted by bflare
    Glad it all worked out & thanks for letting us know.


    I still suggest you go in and get the tenancy agreement signed (unless there is a chance you might want to pull out!)
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