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Rent increase of £400

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Tuesday 27 September 2016 6:29:47 pm


Been here 28 months. The LL had enough of the last agency and we agreed to sort it between us. Fine for a month then a new agency appeared yesterday and served me two months notice today. I have no business or contract with them!

They said I can stay but subject to £450 credit check fees as a new customer.

Also rent has gone from £900 to £1300 overnight!

I have never missed a payment.

Where do I stand?



Sunday 16 October 2016 11:28:20 pm

IT's likely you can dispute this ! Usually landlords can increase the rent arbitrarily, but the increase must be fair based on local market prices and it can't be a 45% increase overnight obviously.

Check this guide for more information on rent increases and section 13:

Also, credit checks and references are unnecessary, as you're already a present tenant. Thus, the new tenancy agreement is a renewal, not a brand new tenancy with a new landlord. I would not pay those and dispute them with the landlord and letting agent.


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