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The situation with rent at the moment is rather strange. You can increase it to whatever you like but the tenant doesn’t like it they can apply to the Rent Tribunal to have a “fair rent” set. If you don’t like it you can give them a section 21 notice to quit and if they don’t like it they can leave.
So they can win the battle but lose the war.
The cost for solicitors to deal with applications for possession will vary wildly so shop around.
The full list of court fees are here:
there is very little legal aid available now except in very few categories but if you are on benefits or low-income, you may get help with or not have to pay the fees. Details are here:
Since early 2015, there is no longer a fee applicable in the Employment Tribunal.
There is an online possession service which you will read about at the top of page 3 but I have never used it.
The issue fees are on page 6, £480/355 (I would do yours in the County Court) and the warrant fee is on page 14, GBP130.
You really need to give two months notice but there is no reason why not.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have any further questions, I will mark this question thread as complete for now, but don’t worry, the thread stays open if anything else crops up over the course of the next days weeks or months.
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No problem. More notice documentation is defective for not doing enough notice is actually valid.
Some judges can be extremely pedantic.
It needs to cover 2 calendar months AND 2 rental period so if you serve it now 2 calendar months would be all of September and all October taking it to the end of October and 2 rental periods would be the same, all of September and all of October so I would suggest that your notice expired on 1 November.
I’m sorry for the delay in coming back to you. I actually answered this this morning but for some reason it didn’t post. I think I probably forgot to press the send button.
More section notices requiring 2 months are defective for being too short than are okay. Some judges can be extremely pedantic and one day out and it will get thrown out. It is rarely a good idea to give exactly 2 months because it must cover 2 full calendar months and 2 rental period.
From the middle of August 2 full calendar months would be September and October.
The rent is paid at the end of the month than two rental periods would be end of August to end of September and end of September to end of October.
In actual fact, I just checked the section 13 notice notice period is only one month if it has become periodic but it’s two months if the rent is to increase at the end of the term.
That is correct provided the tenancy is now statutory periodic