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Hi there! I am having an issue with my Landlord atm. Between 2009 until Jan 2014 I was on Housing Benefits and recieved £692 per 4 weeks to cover the rent. I paid the rent (£753) to my Landlord every 4 weeks. I didn't realize that this payment went out every 4 weeks (shock horror) and thought I paid PCM. Last week I found this out after 6 Years!!!! How this could happen I do not know and have requested my bank to send me the signed standing order which adjusted the rent from being paid PCM to every 4 wks 6 months after I set it up.I asked my Landlord about it and he said it's always been paid 4 weekly and if I wanted to pay PCM it would be £815 PCM. As my Landlord was a friend there was no lease agreement and I cannot find the piece of paper I signed to specify what was agreed. Do I have any rights as a tennant to redeem any money back from my landlord. I have been working and paying my own rent from February last year and would like to pay my rent PCM.
Yes I paid the rent every 4 weeks.
Well what's stopping me is that for 6 years I thought I was paying £753 pcm. So I wanted to pay that amount now. The landlord has requested £815pcm. It feels like I have to find an extra £62.00per month. In other words it feels like the rent has gone up, even though it hasn't, I know.
There is no rent agreement.
BTW please can you specify, have I paid £18 for this whole conversation. It's not £18 per message is it?
There is nothing in writing, there is no agreement as such.
The rent is not in arrears. One month of every year I have been paying the rent twice and have never noticed this. I have to question my sanity?
So every year I pay 13 months worth of £753.
I set up the standing order pcm. Then 6 months later I apparently went in and changed the standing order to come out every 4 weeks. I cannot remember doing this? I had no idea the rent was 753 per 4 weeks. So for 6 years I thought I was paying pcm.
Until I see this standing order I am thinking the Landlord has gone in and changed my standing order. I know that sounds crazy but who pays rent per 4 weeks?
Please can you be more helpful? Did you read the initial message I sent you? Here's the thing, we all get paid monthly (PCM), we all pay our bills monthly (PCM) and the Estate Agents all state the rent is PCM.
I believe the Landlord owes me £4,500 because he has overcharged me 1 month extra rent per year for 6 years.
A) There is no lease or rental agreement.
B) Nobody pays rent per 4 weeks. It is always PCM.
Do I have any rights as a tenant to claim the £4,500 on the basis that A) there is no rental agreement and B) rent is only ever paid PCM?