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In that case, please review your tenancy agreement. If it lays down a procedure for increasing rent, your landlord must stick to this. Otherwise, your landlord can:
renew your tenancy agreement at the end of the fixed term, but with an increased rent
agree a rent increase with you and produce a written record of the agreement that you both sign
use a ‘Landlord’s notice proposing a new rent’ form, which increases the rent after the fixed term has ended
In short, if you have a fixed term tenancy, your landlord cannot increase your rent before the end of your fixed term. Thus, your landlord's act of increasing your rent is illegal.
Furthermore, You should dispute the new rental rate. You can apply to the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber - Residential Property) to decide on this dispute.
Here are the details of the Tribunal:
10 Alfred Place
Telephone: 0207(###) ###-####/p>
Fax: 01264 785 060
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Your rent guarantor's legal responsibility end depends on the wording of the guarantee. He may, for example, continue to be responsible for however long the tenancy lasts and for any rent increases. If this is the case, he will be legally responsible if you break any of the promises you made in their tenancy agreement before the tenancy ends and will remain liable for a period of six years from the date you break their promise.
Unless the guarantee provisions say otherwise, your guarantor carries on being liable even if they fall ill or lose your job.
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