Is there more then one version of a section 13 notice?

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    Is there more then one version of a section 13 notice?

    Its been a manic day so far already and not sure if I am reading things correctly.

    Are there 2 version of the section 13 notice used to increase rent?

    Ive seen a few things mentioned about a section 13(1) and a section 13(2)

    If they are two different notices what are there uses?

    Ive always believed a section 13(2) noticed can be used to propose a rent increase when a fixed term has expired and become a SPA. Am I correct in my assumption?

    If so what is the section 13(1) used for? My guess would be to increase rent during a fixed term (AST)?

    If that is the case could someone also give me an example assuming there is no rent increase clauses in the original AST as I don't see the use for it? Without a clause in the AST I did not think a rent increase was possible and have read about a section 13 notice needing at least a 6 months notice period for tenants in a yearly tenancy?

    Is it perhaps a notice that is given to the tenants, that for example on a 12 months AST (with no rent increase clause), 6 months in advance to warm them of a rent increase? With my own properties I normally just speak to them a couple months before the tenancy is due to expire and discuss rent increases (if I want to do one) and if they agree they sign a new AST nearer the time with the new rent stated.

    Just worried I may be doing it wrong.

    Thanks in advance

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      If there is a clause in tenancy about rent increases then s13 cannot (may not be, legally has no effect) be used... See s13(1)(b)

      But, overall, usually easier just to agree an increase informally (eg email..) - if tenant pays, sorted: If tenant doesn't pay, s21...
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


        Section 13 applies to all SPT (see s13(1)(a)). Whether the rent review clause can also applies is a different question.
        I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.


          Originally posted by KTC View Post
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