I will soon move to The Netherlands and I have been looking at apartments online. I have filled out some applications and Rental Agency A assigned an apartment to me via their platform. I was asked to accept it via their platform so they can start checking my documents. After a while, they have checked the documents and sent a contract that was supposed to be signed within 3 days (they have passed) On the day Rental Agency A sent the contract, Rental Agency B assigned an apartment to me as well, which I prefer over option A. I have written an email to Agency A, informing them I am no longer interested the apartment, however I saw some posts on reddit about other people’s stories that they were threatened with the fact that they (for example in my case Rental Agency A and me) have an agreement already. From my phone and email conversation with Rental Agency A, we discussed only the deposit, renting start date and rent sum. In the contract they have sent there are some things that we did not discuss (e.g they have to visit the apartment every year, it is mandatory to use their gas company etc). Do I have any legal obligations towards renting agency A? Is it true that any sort of renting contract can be broken after max one month?
P.S on their website it said that it is an indefinite contract with a minimum of 12 months.
Thank you in advance!