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Changing the Rent (England) | During the Tenancy (England) | England

Increase rent after section 21

15 Mar 2021 | 3 comments

Can a landlord increase the rent with a section 13 after issuing a section 21

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3 Comments

  1. guildy

    Technically, this is perfectly possible.

    However, in the past we have seen lengthy delays at possession caused by this. The argument being: did the section 13 notice discontinue the section 21 because it’s an indication that the tenant may now remain (at a higher rent). Effectively, did the section 13 withdraw the section 21?

    The answer should be “no” because the two pieces of legislation are not connected but nonetheless it could raise an argument and cause extensive delays (as has happened in the past).

  2. Property2008

    Can a section 21 be issued straight after a section 13

  3. guildy

    Same applies (technically possible) but the same problems could arise. We accept it’s lessor of an argument that way around.

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