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    • Jmoo
    • By Jmoo 10th Oct 16, 10:42 AM
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    Rent Increases
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:42 AM
    Rent Increases 10th Oct 16 at 10:42 AM

    Those who have seen me around these forums will know my last few grumbles (major issues) have been around the wiring in my new flat where I had been sharing an electricity supply with my neighbour for 9 months of the last 12 months. It turned out the landlord hadnít put in a meter for one flat out of 87, and somehow was connected through mine. This meant I had to investigate this, and prove it, continue to pay for this personís bills, and then recoup 50% of costs off the landlord (because the tenant moved out when the new meter was installed).

    As well as issues with the water meter, it has been a difficult first 12 months in the flat. My tenancy agreements but the initial contract has now ran out. Next month I will have been there 12 months. However, I have now received correspondence the landlord wants to increase costs by 10% to an extra £45 a month. As well as now being high end for a studio flat in the area, this is going to make money tight, and Iím frustrated after seeing through the problems in good faith. I could have been more difficult about the electricity problem, but wanted to remain on good terms.

    Has anyone managed to negotiate a rent rise before? Especially with a company that owns the block of flats? Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • By G_M 10th Oct 16, 12:09 PM
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    * Rent increases: when & how can rent be increased?
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