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I am coming up to the end of a fixed rental agreement (1 year) I will probably renew (been in the property for 2 years).  The landlord now wants to increase the rent by £20 a month (I was informed via the letting agent).  

My question is: Is he allowed to spring this on me?  I was under the impression that 6 months notice had to be given (as stated on the government web-site:

Before I make a fool of myself with the letting agent OR get conned by them I’d love to know the facts.

Thanks in advance.

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He can I’m afraid, with one month’s notice. A ‘yearly tenancy’, which requires 6 months notice, is one where the rent is paid yearly, rather than monthly or weekly.

You don’t have to agree to it though, and you could let the tenancy become a periodic tenancy, but the landlord could give you notice to leave.


According to the research by the lender Kent Reliance about a third of buy-to-let landlords intend to pass on increased costs to tenants following the surcharge on stamp duty for second property owners. The average rent rise is expected to be 5.6% or £49 a month. So your situation is part of a trend. And according to London’s property market is not a bubble. The broker says that prices won’t fall soon because of continuing growth of the population and to meet growing demand, 40,000–50,000 new homes need to be built each year, even though only 24,000 new lodgings are planned each year between now and 2020.

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