One week before moving into a rental property, the landlord/agent decided to back out of the rental lease agreement which was signed back in mid-December. The agreement was counter-signed and witnessed by one of the agent’s assistants.
Since I wasn’t going to move in until mid-Jan, agent had agreed to let me pay bond and 2 weeks rent after I returned from the holidays. After having done so, I was told that the owner had basically taken away the property and will not be pursuing with the agreement. I was also told they are well within their rights to do so because bond and 2 weeks rent weren’t paid in full at the time of signing.
Now, I want to know if they can just screw me like this. I’ve always thought that once the agreement has been signed – it cannot be cancelled unless both parties have mutually agreed to do so.
Any thoughts on what to do next would be highly appreciated.