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    • AlanB1979
    • By AlanB1979 20th Apr 16, 5:17 PM
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    Rent Increase
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    • 20th Apr 16, 5:17 PM
    Rent Increase 20th Apr 16 at 5:17 PM
    I hope this is the correct place for this question, feel free to move if not!

    Apologies in advance, its a bit of a long one...

    So myself and 4 housemates rent a house in North London. Its an annual tenancy.
    Our current tenancy is finishing in 9 days, end of April.

    We got notice today from the agent that the landlord intends to increase the rent as part of the new tenancy. He does not know by how much only that the landlord intends to increase the rent.

    What are our options here? How much notice must be given for a rent increase for an annual tenancy considering the tenancy is due to finish next week and we would like to stay on in the house. Also should we be given notice that they intend to renew the tenancy?

    If we do not agree to the increase what can they do? If they ask us to vacate the property then what is the required procedure they must follow? I heard about a section 21 and two months notice, can anyone elaborate on this?

    Lastly one of the house-mates decided to move out recently(leaving end of April), we advertised the room at the current cost however this is likely to increase now.
    We offered the room to someone last night and they accepted. We now have to tell them about the increase. If they decide not to take the room because of this then what are our options as we don't feel we should cover the cost of the extra room between the rest of us (assuming we cant get anyone to take it over)

    Any help greatly appreciated!

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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 20th Apr 16, 5:22 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 5:22 PM
    This thread would be better placed on

    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 20th Apr 16, 6:09 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 6:09 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 6:09 PM
    https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/rent-increases

    That page will get you started (you'll also want to check what your tenancy says about what happens at the end of the fixed term/increases in rent) but as above, the housing board will probably be able to give you better advice than we could.

    As for the new roomie - you're likely on a hiding to nothing. Assuming your lease wasn't already renewed under the old price, then you's were always going to be facing the possibility of someone not wanting to pay the increase.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • AlanB1979
    • By AlanB1979 20th Apr 16, 7:12 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 7:12 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 7:12 PM
    Will a mod move it or should i move it?

    thanks
    • bod1467
    • By bod1467 20th Apr 16, 8:28 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 8:28 PM
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    • 20th Apr 16, 8:28 PM
    Contact a Board Guide to get this moved.
    • AlanB1979
    • By AlanB1979 21st Apr 16, 12:02 PM
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    • 21st Apr 16, 12:02 PM
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    • 21st Apr 16, 12:02 PM
    New here so no idea how to contact a board guide, would appreciate some help!

    Thanks
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 21st Apr 16, 12:54 PM
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    • 21st Apr 16, 12:54 PM
    New here so no idea how to contact a board guide, would appreciate some help!

    Thanks
    Originally posted by AlanB1979
    Our board guide hasn't logged in for a month now, so I have asked the Forum Team to help you.

    Edited to add:
    I did ask The Forum Team to move your thread to the Housing Board, where I hoped you would get more informed responses.

    Unfortunately, for some reason it got moved to The Citizens Advice Housing Benefit Board - a board that is closed, so that no-one can reply.

    So sorry that you have now found it necessary to start a new thread in the Housing Board.

    Good luck with your issue.
    Last edited by wealdroam; 21-04-2016 at 3:11 PM. Reason: Only way to get info into the thread. Cannot add new posts.
    • AlanB1979
    • By AlanB1979 21st Apr 16, 2:21 PM
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    Cheers, appreciate the help!

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    • AlanB1979
    • By AlanB1979 21st Apr 16, 2:36 PM
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    • 21st Apr 16, 2:36 PM
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    • 21st Apr 16, 2:36 PM
    Found out agent is calling over tonight so I am going to C&P it into other forum as need to get some answers asap!

    Maybe the mod can delete this thread?

    Thanks

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