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    I have been living in the same rented property for the last 4 years. It was originally 12 AST but is now a periodic tenancy. There hasn't been an increase in rent since I have been here but I received a letter from LLs solicitor stating that the rent would be going up by £150. I have looked at previous threads and then checked my tenancy agreement which doesn't have any clauses about rent. I gather from the threads that LL should issue a section 13 to increase the rent and that I should also be given a minimum of 1 months notice. I am going to write to the solicitors to advise I can't afford the increase and would like to negotiate. If I do this and I don't pay the increase in 2 weeks time will I be liable for arrears?

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