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Hallo ,Can landlord increase my rent from 480 pounds a month

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Hallo ,Can landlord increase my rent from 480 pounds a month to 700 pounds a month please?Is it legall to increase rent more than 220 pounds in one year please??
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me where the property is located?
Customer: Its Beeston Nottingham please
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Im living in this property many years please.House needs some refurbishment as heating system etc.
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Customer: Qustion is.Can landlord increase rent more than 200 pounds in one instalment please?

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I am sorry to hear about this. What kind of tenancy do you have?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
private house tenancy please
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Can You send me answer by email please??

I can only post it here, I am afraid. Can you please have a look at your tenancy and let me know if there is a rent reveiw clause, if there is please copy it here.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
There is not rewiew and my tenancy agreement us old with different reality estate and different person.New one tenancy agreement I refuse to signed due to large energy bills please.Can Landlord increase rent mire than 200 pounds a month please?

If it is a standard AST then they can but if after the increase your rent is higher than average rent in your area, then you can challenge this increase.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It is not higher but house energy bills is too large and in 1st and 3floor is not heating and we have to use 2 sources of gas heating and 2 sources of electric heating and still cold inside

Ok, I understand. So you may want to argue that it is unjust to increase the rent based on the issues you set out above and see what the landlord says.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
We have in average 300 pounds a month gas and electric bills ,there is 500 pounds a month in winter
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
reality estate trying push us to move out due to change property to students lettings

I understand. Try to challenge this and if things get really difficult involve CAB - they offer free legal advice on such issues: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/

I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to get back with anything else. I will help to the extent I can.

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