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  • Buy-to-Let

    Section 13 (2) - Form 4B

    Hi really confused re this form as I usually just draw up a new contract, however I let it go periodic last time.

    What is confusing me is section 3 and 4:

    3 The first rent increase date after 11th February 2003 is

     4 The starting date for the new rent will be

    In my mind the date will be the same in both sections. The explanatory notes are note very clear.

    Could some please reassure me or point me int eh right direction.

    In my case the rent is going up on 30th Sept so I assume I put that date in section 3 and 4. And then in a  year to the same thing.

    Advice appreciated.

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    Hello Jethro,

    I'm not answering your main question....just pointing out there's no 31st of September ;-)

    I'm sure someone on here will be able to help you with the answers you seek.

    All the best

    Helen


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    Helen Godbold-Eade

    Freelance Administrator for Property Investors / Entrepreneurs

    http://www.like-clockwork.co.uk

    Find me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/heleneade/

    I find it easier to simply email tenant stating (nice words round it..) "rent going up to £x,xxx from dd/mm/yy".  Then, if they pay, sorted (it's agreed). If they don;t you can decide if you want to go formal route (s13) or evict, s21.

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    @Jethro Seaton Yes it is the same date in both boxes on the form. Fill in the form precisely, do not use words.


    @theartfullodger As a side point emailing the tenant saying the rent is going up and relying on them paying to connote agreement is not an agreement and will not work. You risk being unable to get possession for rent arrears or having to return money.

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    David Smith
    Landlord & Tenant Solicitor
    Anthony Gold Solicitors

    Find me on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/dsnsmith

    All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my firm. No comment made should be taken as legal advice and you should consult a solicitor or other legal professional for advice on your specific situation.

    Thanks David. I thought it was that simple, however as the only guide to filling out the simple form was three pages long instead of 3 lines I ended up getting anxious and full of self doubt.

    Can rest easy now!

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    Thank you David, very interesting!


    Mssrs Shelter state here...

    https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_ad..._increases

    "" Rent for a periodic tenancy can be increased if you agree to the increase or accept it by paying it ""

    - could you kindly point out (statute/section or case law) some authority - other than your valued assertion - for your statement, please?


    This case may be of interest

    Green and Coyne v Croydon LBC, 2007

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