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Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX understand that this is a matter for negotiation. What I don't understand is how much notice I should be given when landlord increases rent. There is something called section 13 notice which requires a specific amount of notice for rent increase. At the moment I don't even know when the effective date of this increase would be. Am I correct to think that there should be at least an appropriate notice (ie not for me to vacate, but more for me to know about rent increase and when this kicks in). You mentioned that landlord can serve notice on me to vacate the property. This is probably not what I am after, and in our case there is a really unpleasant managing agent. They threatened me with such statements as "this is non-negotiable", "you have to accept and then I will go away for about 9 months" implying I will have to be subjected to this again in 9 months. I'd really like to respond tactfully. Am I entitled to a notice period before rent increase kicks in? And do I have any rights as to whether to accept 6m break claise? Why does it have to be a new tenancy agreement when we already have one, and it is periodic tenancy.
So my specific questions are
1) Will 6m break clause mean I cannot move out for 6 months and will be liable for 6 months rent?
2) Is there a prescribed notice for rent increases? Should I be given time for new rent increase and what would this notice be? 1 moths, 6 months or another term?
3) I don't want to aggravate the landlord. I have met them. But this managing agent is really abusive. With treats described above. How can I respond to this managing agent and ensure they don't try such intimidation. This reflects badly on landlord and I know they are not so bad actually. But I still suffer from this agent.
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