13:30 PM, 13th February 2023, About A year ago 7
Hello, my tenants are on a periodic tenancy, only because they refuse to sign a new Tenancy Agreement.
Recently I served a section 13 to increase the rent up to the current market value, but the Tenant only offered fifty pounds, which I declined.
Now he has gone to the Tribunal, and this is what they say below:
“The Tribunal has received your application for determination of rent for the above premises. A copy of the application has been sent to the respondent/landlord together with this letter.
“I have referred the application to a Legal Officer and am now writing to inform you that it is the Legal Officer’s preliminary opinion that the Tribunal may not have jurisdiction to consider the matter because:-
“The landlord’s notice proposing a new rent may be defective, as it does not appear to take effect at the commencement of a new period of the tenancy. In practical terms, this means that the proposed new rent may not be payable from the date specified.
“The Tribunal considers that the preliminary jurisdiction issue can be decided on the basis of written representations (paper track). However, either party may ask for a hearing by sending in the attached Reply Form to the Tribunal at London.Rap@justice.gov.uk and the Tribunal’s office and sending a copy to the other side.”
How can you Increase rent on Periodic Tenancy, where the tenant refuses to sign a new tenancy agreement?
Any advice will be appreciated
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