Section 13 - Notice of Rent Increase for England

Instructions for Your Section 13 - Notice of Rent Increase

Landlords and the Landlord's agents can use this section 13 - notice of rent increase to increase the rent of an assured shorthold tenancy where the tenancy agreement has not specified another method for increasing the rent.

Serving this Notice

A section 13 - notice of rent increase is used to increase the rent after the expiry of the fixed term or after 52 weeks when in a periodic tenancy. The amount of notice that must be given depends upon how often rent is paid. If the rent is paid weekly or monthly, then a minimum of one month's notice is required. If the rent is due quarterly or bi-annually, then the same time period of notice must be given and if the rent is paid annually then six months' notice is required. Even if the notice expires before the rental due date, the rent cannot be increased until the next rent date. For example, if rent is due on the 15th of every month but the notice expires on the 10th, the Landlord cannot claim the higher rate of rent until the 15th. The period between the 10th and the 14th will be payable at the previous rental rate. This notice should name all Tenants that are named on the tenancy agreement.

In the event that part of the rent is made up of council tax, water charges or other fixed charges, you must note this in the grid provided in the form. Best practice is to serve this notice by registered first-class post.

Important Limitation on Rent Increases

Even though there are not any specified limitations on how much a Landlord can increase the rent, a Landlord can only raise the rent to "market rate". If the Tenant believes that the new rent is excessive, then he or she has the right to apply to the local Rent Assessment Committee for a determination of market rent.

This document may only be used for England and Wales.

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Section 13 - Notice of Rent Increase

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