one year fixed tenancy agreement which has already been rolled over once, so this is the third year of occupancy with no rent increase
Ok, then one it comes to the end or now, you can issue a Section 21 notice. This informs the tenant you want to end the tenancy
In law you have to give 2 months notice, so you should do this sooner rather than later.
The tenant will then have to move out. If they refuse you can apply
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
as notice period, what if there is a lot less time than two months until the end of the contract? What rights do we have with regard to rent increase if the contract has expired or is about to expire and no rent increase has been agreed?
The tenant has to agree.
Ordinarily you would serve a Section 10 notice to increase the rent. This sets out the tenants right to appeal. They can then appeal to the Rent Tribunal
So you cant increase rent in the meantime unless the tenant agrees
I am sorry
what I do not understand is if the agreement is about to expire how does the 2 months notice work. Are we best off to let it expire - but then is it considered still in effect unless terminated - and do we then have to give 2 months notice rent increase?
It then becomes periodic which is a monthly rolling tenancy
Its still in effect until terminated. Yes you would have to give 2 months notice to increase and also a right of appeal
Can I clarify anything else ?