I signed the contract in June 2012
no I have not signed another contract
My notice period was one month, which I have given. the landlord gave me a letter for rent increase and did not give me the option to appeal. I signed the letter to accept the rent increase as I thought he had the right to increase the rent if he wishes.
I am paying a higher rent (difference of £75 per month)
Please email me your advise at *****@******.*** if possible as i do not have internet access at home. I will check here tomorrow. Many thanks
Ok - he can't just change rent. You are entitled to pay old rent.
He must give you proper notice (2 months) on a prescribed form, giving you the option to take it to a Tribunal.
If he did not then any rent increase now is invalid.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund of the deposit within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Can my landlord take me to court as I am asking him to keep my deposit as final rent?
Thats surprising considering my deposit is not protected. It makes sense that he keeps it. I do he has also been getting the increased rent. There is no security or legal protection for me. I will make an appointment with citizen advice.
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