hi can I seek or accept an increase of rent after having previously served a s21 and issuing eviction proceedings in August 2016 (have got order for possession a few weeks ago in late October 2016) but not yet applied for bailiff) rent was increased in September 2016 – does receiving a higher rent invalidate this or create a new tenancy?
I agreed and increased this verbally/via text as tenant said she wanted to be rehoused by council or must it have been in writing. Tenant has paid it last 2 months but now for November 2016 (3rd month due) is saying she is not obliged to pay as it wasn’t in writing? I can send her a s13 notice of rent increase but do not want to invalidate court order (hope it is still valid despite above – she probably wont contest it) as she is difficult at times and may need to send bailiff shortly anyhow even though shes paying nearly £150 a month less than market rent so i wanted to see if she would get any better but she hasnt and now created another issue. Thank you.