Periodic Tenancy agreement terms?

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15:28 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

Periodic Tenancy agreement terms?

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Periodic Tenancy agreement terms?

I am a tenant who has been living on an assured short hold tenancy agreement over the last four years. After a year, the contract became a monthly periodic tenancy. Recently we have been requested to accept a rent increase of circa 25% where our contract had stated that rent was to be reviewed each year “but will be subject to an increase of 3% of the original stated figure at the start of the anniversary of the contract”contract

When we put this to the estate agent that the landlord runs through, they stated that the terms of the contract are now void, but I thought that the terms of the contract would roll over once the initial fixed term was completed.

Please clarify

Many thanks

Paul



Comments

16:21 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

CONTRACT IS NOT VOID WHAT ESTATE AGENTS ARE YOU WITH

YOU WILL GET SOME GOOD ADVICE OF HERE

16:25 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

TELL AGENTS THEY WILL BE IN BREACH OF CONTRACT AND IF YOU ARE SERVED WITH EVICTION PAPERS YOU WILL HAVE A COUNTERCLAIM AGAINST SAID CONTRACT

16:45 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

THERE ARE PROPER PROCEDURES THEY MUST FOLLOW
https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/your-rights-and-responsibilities

CHECK IT OUT

Paul Caygill

16:48 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "ashley peters" at "12/04/2016 - 16:25":

Will do, they seem to be making out that the rent can be increased whenever they so wish. They previously put the rent up in November last year which was done 18 months after the first increase. When we indicated that this new figure was too much, the agents advised us that the landlord would serve two months notice if we can't pay the new figure. So are you indicating that they are taking the mickey? And is my understanding of the periodic terms correct?

17:24 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

speak to a housing solicitor they will put you right or contact shelter who's advice is free

17:25 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

increasing by 25% when contract states 3% is breach of contract

17:27 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

did you pay a deposit and is it protected

Paul Caygill

18:11 PM, 12th April 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "ashley peters" at "12/04/2016 - 17:27":

We paid a deposit when we first moved in and is protected.

Paul Caygill

9:09 AM, 13th April 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Ross McColl" at "13/04/2016 - 08:51":

So in theory, the law states that the landlord can charge the higher rate - have I interpreted that correctly?

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