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Does the agreement have a trigger for rent increase please?
What date did you notify the agents that you wished to move?
just checking the agreement for trigger now
we told them on the 8th May immediately after their email to us informing of the planned rental increase on June 6th
1.7.8 if this tenancy is extende, continued or run on as a periodic tenancy or if the tenant fails to respond to the landlords invitiation to renew the tenancy, then the rent will increase each year from the first rent due date more than 364 days after the commencement of the term, by the amount stated for the annual increase in the index of retails prices (all items) as quoted for the month two months prior to the month of the renewal (not less than 3% and nor more than 10%) the rent will not be reduced below the figure in 1.7.1
Ok - and the increase is this in accordance with that clause?
it was 10%
The Landlord should serve a notice to the proposed increase which you can object to. At that stage it can go before a Rent Tribunal who will decide whether the rent increase is fair and proper.
That is the process if you want to stay
As you want to leave then you are bound by any notice period determined by the contract
You have quite rightly told me about clause 2.5.1 in which you say you must give 2 months notice
If clause 2.5.1 states you must give 2 months notice then sadly you would be bound by this.
However UNTIL the rent is agreed by a Rent Tribunal then the rent you would pay would be your OLD rent for that 2 month period.
So in reality its good and bad news.
You can move but you need to give 2 months, but if you dispute the increase the Landlord has to take it to a Tribunal
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
no that is great thanks. Appreciate your help.
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