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What type of tenancy do you have please?
I live in the residence of a hospital and work at the hospital, have done for several years.
What does the rent agreement say about increases please?
I do not have a rent agreement that has been signed. Generally the rent goes up with inflation yearly but this year it has increased by over 20% for eveyone in the residences?
Is this legal?
On what basis then is the Landlord able to increase it by that much?
The letter received through the front door by all tennets does not give a reason at all.
You should write to the Landlord and dispute it
The Landlord should then remit the matter to the Rent Valuation Tribunal
They are independent tribunal and can determine the rent
The Tribunal can consider fair rent and decide that
It is a free service
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
The letter states, 'This is to inform you we have revised the annual rent increase that took place on 1st April. Please find the revised rent effective 1st May 2014.
We have recalculated that your new monthly rent will be £330.00
Yes. You should write and dispute it
They can only raise it with your permission
Thank you for your advice I will do this.
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I will forward the response I get from the Landlord to see if I need anymore advice, thank you.
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I am waiting for a response from the company that have increased the rent as advised. When I have a response I will continue my conversation,Regards Julie