Advice will be appreciated . We were in short hold tenancy – where there is a clause for increase in rent by 3% yearly if the same tenant stays.
we have been in the property for 3 years. For last two years we didn’t not get any notice of increase rent. Last year we got a ail from estate agents if we will consider increase in rent by 50 pounds we said we will consider 25 but no further mails received from agents if the rent increased or not. 6 months since that email we got a mail in post last week saying we owe them arrears for last 2 years!!! As it states in the contract..
What is our position??? Our dispute is they were silent for 2 years no question of increased rent was ever raised now how can we be responsible for arrears which was never actually ever asked for..BUt they are taking a stand as per agreement we owe them
my question is it tenant ‘s responsibility to automatically raise their own rent and pay the agents because of the clause.. Do the agent do not have to ask for it ? And in our case they have forgotten to use their clause can suddenly use ask for arrears.
we will appreciate an some advice.