The agreement does not mention what formula will be used to calculate any increase. If required a copy of letters and agreement can be provided.
What does it say about increase, the exact wording please
Please find attached a copy of agreement and letter relating to increase.
Ok - your agreement does not state they can increase the price, would you agree?
The agreement does not allow for an increase
Therefore they can not charge you such an increase
However the bad news is your licence ends on 28th May 2014
Because this is not a tenancy agreement or a lease, there is no trigger for increases.
This means they can increase it to whatever they want and sadly there is nothing you can do
Because this is a holiday chalet and not a private dwelling you are not protected by the Mobile Homes Act
Therefore I am sorry to say that it is only a matter between the parties to negotiate an increase
If you refuse your licence ends and you no longer have the land
Therefore sadly because the agreement is for a fixed period and has no formula about increases you have no protection whatsoever
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
I would suggest with any new licence you agree a price increase formula to be included in the licence, together with a right of renewal.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
for the purpose of negotiation and as point of principle, would we be in a position to query his use of RPI March figure only or is he still able to pull the figure from anywhere? The point regarding him asking us to pay for improvements that do not have consent from the Local Authority (confirmed following site visit), surely we should refuse to pay for anything that is deemed illegal? Has he the right to charge us annual interest on the improvement figure, surely this should have a fixed price associated?
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Should I choose to reply to the Landlord outlining my position regarding not payment for improvements that have no legal consent, and highlight that in my view the improvement figure should be set and not subject to any increase, would he be in a position to counter these points by altering any future agreement? Would I be within my right to request documentation relating to what he is charging me for in relation to the improvements? Or can he charge me for anything he chooses and at any price? What action could be taken by the residents to provide them with any protection? would forming a company help?
He can only charge you a licence. You have no real say as to the value of that, this is the problem
But outline saying improvements are without consent and this should be reflected in yourfee
Does that clarify matters?