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Does the Landlord live in? Or is the property shared with others please?
The property is shared. The Landlord doesn't live in.
Ok - how many others live there?
I don't know. This is a property with 2 floors.
Have you complained to the Council yet?
No, because I don't know what can I do. I need help.
Ok, first point is the Council, speak to Environmental Heath. It is a breach of the Landlord and Tenant Act NOT to have hearting.
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They can come and investigate any complaint you have and maybe even prosecute the Landlord.
In any event the Council may be able to investigate if there are more than 5 families living there.
It would be a House of Multiple Occupation which the Landlord needs a licence.
The Landlord can't just change the rent. It has to be agreed. If the Landlord wants to change it, it must be agreed or in writing.
The Landlord can't evict you or do anything without a Court order. If the Landlord does then it is illegal and the Council will prosecute.
But the first thing is to speak to the Council and complain - they may be able to investigate
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
The landlord said to me, if I'm no gonna agree to pay more, I have to move in 1 week!!
The Landlord cant do that. He MUST have a Court order to evict.
If it does it is unlawful
How many weeks he has to give me to move?
He must give you 2 months notice. That is required by the Housing Act
So, if I don't agree to pay more, is it legal to pay £470.00/month, which is in the old contract?
Yes it is legal. There is NO new contract
If he wants you to pay more he has to put it in writing and give you the option to appeal to the Rent Tribunal
The old contract is expired on 27/04/2014
Yes. But it rolls over onto a monthly contract.
Ok, so first legal step is the council, than I will see.
Yes that is right
Does that help?
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