Chris @ Possession Friend

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Friday 13th May 2016


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Chris @ Possession Friend

12:44 PM, 27th May 2022, About 8 hours ago

Section 13 notice for rent increase - Struggling with questions 3?

I agree with Robert that the question is poorly and vaguely worded..
In fact I had a tenant challenge at Tribunal a number of questions on the Form 13. ( Unsuccessfully )
Firstly, do you need ( able ) to use Form 13 ? - As if there's any mention of increasing the rent in the tenancy agreement, the guidance notes [ 9 ] on reverse of Form 13 state Not to use the form, - and a mere letter would suffice.
Case law for this is Contour Homes Ltd v Rowen 2007.
If there is mere mention of rent increase ( which there used to be in the NRLA's tenancy agreement but has unwisely been omitted in later revision - versions ) then don't use F 13
If you are using F 13, I would answer Q3 as the ' date the first time rent to this tenant was increased [ took effect ] after 11/2/2003 '
( whether by agreement or otherwise. )
[ This is my opinion, does not constitute legal advise and consequently I am not liable for any decision taken in connection with such. ]... Read More

Chris @ Possession Friend

16:56 PM, 25th May 2022, About 2 days ago

Landlord 1 - Shelter Nil

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 25/05/2022 - 16:28Yes Kate, under a Contractual Tenancy, the tenant is liable for Council tax for the whole period of the tenancy including a notice period.
Also as you point out, it removes the separate tenancy of a 'new' statutory periodic tenancy following on after the fixed term has ended.
A lot of professional tenancy agreements have for some years, been stipulating that the tenancy will continue as a contractual tenancy after the fixed term ends.... Read More

Chris @ Possession Friend

13:17 PM, 25th May 2022, About 2 days ago

Property passports to help landlords prove their homes are compliant

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 25/05/2022 - 13:15@Clint - a Landlord Coalition of many 100's k Landlords could negotiate a discount on Deposits and other matters.... Read More

Chris @ Possession Friend

11:57 AM, 25th May 2022, About 2 days ago

Property passports to help landlords prove their homes are compliant

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 25/05/2022 - 10:33
Agreed Clint,
On a survey of members, it was the ability to gain almost instant experienced advice that was the main attraction of membership. Funnily, nobody ever mentioned the NL/RA campaigning for landlords [sic]

I offer Free advice and most forms are available online ( if you know where to look )

I think the regional Landlord associations are a real challenge to NRLA and I only wish they'd all amalgamate into a Landlords Coalition with P118 and others - even if NRLA didn't want to join that, the coalition would dwarf the NRLA members that they ( don't ) represent.... Read More

Chris @ Possession Friend

10:03 AM, 25th May 2022, About 2 days ago

Landlord 1 - Shelter Nil

Reply to the comment left by K Anon at 25/05/2022 - 09:48
With my assistance, Lee didn't need a solicitor let alone a barrister.
You are certainly correct about the time, worry and emotional trauma though.... Read More