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Old 14.09.2010, 17:34
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Re: 'Mistakenly' Signed Contract Woe

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At worst you are in breach of contract and you are liable for consequential financial loss. If they have not sufferred any loss (because they have rented it out and not actually lost any rent) , at worst you will be liable for a small admin charge.

If they did not rent it out, then you are liable for rent due until they do , or until the contractual notice period is served.

Ask when they rented it out. Get copies of the contract. Make a fuss.
They're charging me for the rent of August (1st - 31st) and then admin charges for renting the place. However I was only due to rent the place from the 16th onwards.

Originally I was hoping they were 'fishing' as I thought I'd never signed a rental contract; I was prepared to pay, but mroe along the lines of 200-300 CHF that I'd miostakenly thought I'd have to pay when looking at what I'd signed.

Whereas now, I'm checking if there are loopholes, and failing that how to reduce the amount and also spread the payments. So they insist on all of it by the end of the month, then there's a problem as I just do not have the cash.

A *very* expensive and unhappy lesson (I did like the flat as well).
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