I have been a tenant in an hmo for two years sharing with 5 others.
Only myself and two others are the original tenants and our monthly rent is the same.
Their rooms are smaller than mine, but mine is rented unfurnished and theirs furnished.
My landlord has recently written to all three of us stating they are putting the rent, which is fine in principle however they are proposing that mine increase by 5% a month whilst the other two tenants is only proposed to increase by 3%
I have asked them why this is the case and they have said it’s to bring the rent in line with the larger rooms. I asked them why they feel an unfurnished room is comparable to a furnished one but not had a response.
Can they do this if the increase is not the same for all tenants?