my tenancy agreement comes to an end today and as of 2 days ago I’d heard nothing from the letting agent – not unusual as they’ve been slow in the past. I’ve rented the property for the past 7 years.
I contacted them 2 days ago saying I hadn’t heard from them and wondered what was going on as the agreement finishes soon. They’ve advised that the landlord is happy to renew the agreement and there will be a rent increase. Apparently they sent notification of this increase at the end of April, which I haven’t received, and they were going check up on it next week after the current agreement has ended.
I’m not disputing the increase, its fair, but I’m not happy that I haven’t been given any notice of it. The agent has sent a scanned copy of the letter they apparently sent (I say apparently because when it comes to paperwork they are incredibly slow, it took them nearly 2 months to give me a new tenancy agreement last year and I had to chase them for it), and have asked me to sign it which I’m not happy to do as its a scan and therefore doesn’t have their actual signature on it.
The rent for the next month has already left my bank account so I can’t change it.
Where do I stand on this?