Agent increasing fees one week before new students move in?

Agent increasing fees one week before new students move in?

13:33 PM, 4th July 2022, About a month ago 4

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I rent a property as a student let. However, one week before new students were due to move in the agency looking after this property notified me of an increase in the fees they charge.

If I end the agreement then normally there are penalties. Their letter stated that I have 30 days to cancel, and I informed them of my request to do so.

They are not responding yet.

As they applied this increase to a tenancy already agreed are they in breach of having changed terms?

Many thanks

Gigi



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CMS View Profile

17:09 PM, 4th July 2022, About a month ago

Hi, it depends on what you have agreed. Are they actually changing the terms or are they changing a provision in the terms which the terms allow them to change.

If you have a copy of the terms and want me to have a very quick look for you please let me know and i will ask Mark A to let you have you have my email address. Without looking at it it is difficult to say. Best, Charles

Ginny Thorne

20:11 PM, 4th July 2022, About a month ago

Hi Charles
Thank you for offering to assist . I do have a copy of the terms and can send this

CMS View Profile

2:37 AM, 5th July 2022, About a month ago

Hi, ok no worries. I will ask Mark A to email you my contact details and you can contact me. Best, Charles

CMS View Profile

8:13 AM, 6th July 2022, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Ginny Thorne at 04/07/2022 - 20:11
Hi Ginny, i think you should be able to send me a comment on here now but you need to have completed the whole of your profile i think (that's what i had to do in any case!). I will keep an eye out for your message today. Best, Charles

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