AnneB, you have also had the misfortune to deal with the same unscrupulous company as us then! We have had to pay a deposit of 2 weeks rent plus a bond close to 3000 dollars. We have looked at the lease agreement and there is a clause that says they have to formally tell us if they are going to go into a contract of sale but I suppose until they get an offer and go into contract they're not yet in breach? Spoke to the Tribunal people and they say we are in a good position but nothing is guaranteed. We're thinking that we may be better pulling out and fighting our corner at a tribunal for our deposit - I understand that the bond can only be taken for damage to the property so if we don't move in then we can't have that taken? If anyone knows that would be helpful. Luckily our current estate agents, who have been brilliant from day one (Harcourts) have been advised of our predicament and liaised with the owner who has agreed to let us extend our lease here by a month to allow us time to find a new place so that we won't be out on the streets in 2 week's time!