I issued a 1 year AST on Sep. 1st last year to 2 named tenants in a flat-share. They are independent and do not know each other.. It expires on Aug. 31st. It stipulates that the rent will not be increased during the fixed term of 1 year. The AST includes council tax, BT internet and telephone rental, TV license, water and elec. and gas. I had no idea that the utility bills would rise dramatically. Will I be correct to inform them months before expiry, that I will not be renewing the contract, but that I can issue a new AST on new terms? The terms I am proposing are that the rent will remain the same, but that I will only pay the first £10 each month of water, gas and electricity, instead of all of it. I would then need to email them copies of the bills when they come in. If they accept these new terms, will it be legal ?
Changing the Rent (England) | During the Tenancy (England) | England
Giving 3 months’ notice that a 1 year AST will not be renewed on existing terms, and that new terms will not include all energy and water bills
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