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I have just found out that I have been overpaying my rent for

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I have just found out that I have been overpaying my rent for a number of years. Can I reclaim this, and is there a legal ruling I can use

How much and for how long?

Does the landlord dispute this?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Q1.....20 years +

Q2.....The landlord is the local council..I have not approached them yet .....wanted to know my legal position

I have been asked to look at this? Please explain how this has come about and how you now know this.


Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Found the rental contract after many years which highlighted the error

Thanks. In which case you are entitled to the overpayment back. Have you raised it with the council?

The legal phrase is (oddly enough) that you paid "under mistake".

Expect the council to say that the contract is wrong. It would be worth asking some neighbours what rent they pay.

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