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    Rent increase question.

    Hi,

    Just a quick question I can't seem to find an answer for on the Internet.

    I live on a private residents association with an elected committee.

    Newer residents (since 2009), which we are one are on a newer higher rent than the older residents.

    Our rent is due to increase by 1% next month. However the gap is only getting bigger between the older and newer tenants.

    Just using vague figures a 1% rise on £300 per month rent is £3 a month rise.
    1% rise on £500 a month rent is £5.

    My argument is that we should all have a rise of £3 or £5 or in between rather than the percentage rise which just increases the gap.

    Are there any rules on this that I can put to the committee?

    #2
    Originally posted by Jasper13 View Post
    Hi,

    Just a quick question I can't seem to find an answer for on the Internet.

    I live on a private residents association with an elected committee.........
    WHO or WHAT is named as your landlord on your tenancy agreement, please?
    - A private individual?
    - A company??
    - the council?
    - a Housing association?
    - A "Housing co-operative"? (Suspect this one ...see below...)
    - Something else??


    - What SORT of tenancy do you have (it should say at the top of your tenancy agreement):
    - Secure?
    - Assured?
    - Assured Shorthold
    - Introductory?
    - something else??

    £10 says the committee are mainly long-term occupants....


    http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_ad..._co-operatives
    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...

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      #3
      If there is already a differential in the rent payable by different tenants, then applying the same % increase to all does, at least, retain the differential proportionately - and is therefore probably the fairest thing to do.

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        #4
        theartfullodger,

        Sounds like a co operative as it's just called a tenants committee and it's an assured shorthold.

        And yes they are all long termers who are on the committee. Very set in their ways on most things

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          #5
          StuartH,

          Surely the gap is just getting bigger year or year though? Or am I missing something really obvious here? This isn't my strong point.

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            #6
            The cash differential gets bigger, but the ratio between the two stays the same. If one is 1% bigger than the other, it carries on being 1% bigger, no matter how much the rent increases in cash terms.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Jasper13 View Post
              Sounds like a co operative as it's just called a tenants committee and it's an assured shorthold.....
              I repeat, please...
              WHO or WHAT is named as your landlord on your tenancy agreement, please?
              (Or did you mean the landlord named on your tenancy agreement is "a tenants committee"??

              NB Not actual names, please, just what sort of beast is named on that piece of paper headed "tenancy agreement" as your landlord?
              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...

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                #8
                Apologies it just simply says Manchester tenants committee

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                  #9
                  Really?? Your tenancy agreement states "Town-name tenants committee" rather than "Town-name tenants Ltd" as the landlord's name?

                  Am sending you a private message - think I know who they are.....
                  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...

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                    #10
                    It does say limited actually, sorry.

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                      #11
                      I've PM'd you but, for others, Housing Coop details can be looked up here...
                      https://mutuals.fsa.gov.uk/

                      If a Housing Coop: They are a very specialist subject, a rare beast. I've no direct knowledge but understand they can pretty much do what they like. Anyone with an AST like you can be very easily evicted, although more difficult than with a private landlord.

                      Suggest you contact Shelter, 0808 800 4444 but explain IT'S A HOUSING COOP!! Expect a wait from this overworked charity. (You could try a solicitor but I'd be surprised if many have any knowledge of housing co-ops. )
                      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...

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