9:50 AM, 26th September 2022, About 2 months ago 18
I appreciate this is probably not the right place to ask, but I am a bit desperate for some assistance.
Myself and my partner rent a property (and have done for nearly 6 years). We signed a 12 month renewal document (online via docusign) in February this year, agreeing to a £35 per month rent increase (this was also signed by the landlord).
However, the estate agent has now been in touch to say because the document is still ‘in process’ online (I assume because they have not completed it at their end, it is most definitely signed by us and the landlord) that we are, in fact, in a rolling monthly contract and not a 12 month agreement and they are now asking for a further rental increase of another £32!
Is this something we can challenge at all?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
(And no, we have not been awful tenants, we look after the property, have paid the rent in full, on time and every month, never missed a payment, nor have we begrudged any rent increases in the past).