I have a strange conundrum and I’m not sure where I stand. I have a 12 month fixed-tem contract which has an explicit clause that either party must give 2 monts notice if they do *not* wish to renew the contract.
We are now 1 week from the renewal date and suddenly the letting agent lets me know that the landlord is demanding a £150 GBP increase in rent/month if we wish to renew.
I understand that landlords can ask for a rent increase on renewal, but how is this not at odds with the 2 month clause that is meant to protect both parties? What options do I have? They already got a 100 GBP increase last year when they pulled a similar short-notice stunt.