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    I have received a letter from my landlord telling me I am in arrears because my rent went up 1st Jan, he says he sent a letter last Nov to tell me. I have not received this letter, Am I liable for these arrears if I haven't received notice of the increase?

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    Originally posted by Krispy View Post
    I have received a letter from my landlord telling me I am in arrears because my rent went up 1st Jan, he says he sent a letter last Nov to tell me. I have not received this letter, Am I liable for these arrears if I haven't received notice of the increase?

    (Periodic AST)
    If all that he sent in November 2008 was a letter, and if the Agreement itself contains no rent increase mechanism, L cannot increase the rent this way. His only proper course of action would be either:
    a. serving a formal Notice of Increase [s.13 of 1988 Act]; or
    b. granting a new fixed-term AST at increased rent.
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      #3
      Thanks for your response, The agreement does include a rent increase mechanism, what I am querying is wether the rent increase is valid if I have not received notice of it.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Krispy View Post
        Thanks for your response, The agreement does include a rent increase mechanism, what I am querying is wether the rent increase is valid if I have not received notice of it.
        Hi, what does the rent increase clause say? For example, does it say that the rent increase is automatic or does it say that notice will be given?

        Preston

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