Prakash Tanna

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 10th April 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 114

Prakash Tanna

11:56 AM, 8th February 2021
About 3 weeks ago

More rent - is there a catch?

Reply to the comment left by RL at 08/02/2021 - 11:39
Have a look at this ....

https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/rent-increases

"For a fixed-term tenancy (running for a set period) your landlord can only increase the rent if you agree. If you do not agree, the rent can only be increased when the fixed term ends."

Provided you have the tenant's agreement, increasing the rent should not be an issue within the 6 month period.... Read More

Prakash Tanna

11:48 AM, 8th February 2021
About 3 weeks ago

More rent - is there a catch?

Reply to the comment left by Harry at 05/02/2021 - 09:42
UC have been accepting changes without any proof since the pandemic started last year. Maybe they will request documents at some point in the future?... Read More

Prakash Tanna

11:47 AM, 8th February 2021
About 3 weeks ago

More rent - is there a catch?

Reply to the comment left by RL at 08/02/2021 - 11:16
I wouldn't recommend the s.13 Notice as the increase in rent amount may be deemed unreasonable from a % increase point of view.

I draft a letter to increase the rent 'By Mutual Agreement' drawing reference to the AST it relates to and setting out the new rental terms. It needs to be signed by both parties. That IMO should suffice but some legal experts on here may disagree?... Read More

Prakash Tanna

11:00 AM, 8th February 2021
About 3 weeks ago

More rent - is there a catch?

Reply to the comment left by RL at 08/02/2021 - 10:45
You should amend your rent agreement with the tenant so that the amount being charged is the same as UC are paying you from the date that she informed them of the change otherwise you are technically receiving an over-payment for which UC could one day ask for it back. It's not sensible to just do nothing! Always have the paperwork in place to support what it being charged etc. to save getting stuck in the future.... Read More

Prakash Tanna

10:57 AM, 5th February 2021
About 4 weeks ago

More rent - is there a catch?

If she is on benefits and in receipt of LHA her entitlement is purely based on her circumstances (no' of adults, children and their age/sex). This determines her bedroom rate. Have a look at this ....

https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/bedroomcalculator.aspx

It is irrelevant want size property she is living in. For example somebody who is entitled to a 4 bed rate can live in a 1 bed flat if they chose to. Other issues of over-crowding etc. aside.

You are entitled to charge the rent the LHA will pay and increase is by way of mutual agreement with the tenant. What you don't want is the tenant's circumstances to change (children move out), LHA rate drops and she can no longer afford the higher rate. In that situation the right thing to do is reduce the rent back down again.

If you need any further help or advice get in touch.... Read More