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Wording in agreement states rent increase sucject to a minimum

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wording in agreement states rent increase sucject to a minimum of £5 per calender month or 3% whichever is the greater landlord is trying to put it up 10%
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.For now please let me know why the landlord wants to do this and how ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
he is increasing the rent as per the tenancy agreement
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
but wants 10% and the agree states 3% but no maximum
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
The landlord can't. The agreement says £5 or 3%. The landlord can only put it up by this.If he does more he is in breach of contract and you can sue for loss, damage and a declaration from the court as to the meaning of the contract.In short if the contract says 3% that is all it can be out up by,nothing else.Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?Alex