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Form 4b FORM PRESCRIBED FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 13(2) OF THE

HOUSING ACT 1988  

Housing Act 1988 Section 13(2) - as amended by the Regulatory Reform ( Assured Periodic Tenancies) (Rent Increases) Order October 2003.

The notes over the page give guidance to both landlords and tenants about this notice.

 

To:       ……………………………………..  [Tenant(s)]

of:        ……………………………………..  [Address of the premises subject to the tenancy ]

            ……………………………………..

            ……………………………………..

            ……………………………………..

From:    ……………………………………..[Landlord(s)] [Landlord’s Agent]*    delete as appropriate           

             …………………………………….. [Address for correspondence]

            ……………………………………..

            ……………………………………..

            ……………………………………..  [Contact telephone number]

1. This notice affects the amount of rent you pay. Please read it carefully.

2. The landlord is proposing a new rent of £ …………… per [week] [month] [year]*, in place of the existing one of £ …………… per [week] [month] [year]*.                                * delete as appropriate  

3. The first rent increase date after 11th February 2003 (see note 10 over the page).

4. The starting date for the new rent will be ………………………      (see notes 13-17 over the page).  

5. Certain charges may be included and separately identified in your rent. The amounts of the charges (if any) are:                                (see note 11 over the page)          

Charges

 

Amount included and separately identified

(enter “nil” if appropriate)

In the existing rent

In the proposed new rent

Council tax

 

£

£

Water charges

 

£

£

Fixed service charges

 

£

£

 

5. If you accept the proposed new rent, you should  make arrangements to pay it. If you do not accept it, there are steps you should take before the starting date in paragraph 4 above. Please see the notes over the page for what to do next.

Signed: .............................................[Landlord(s)][Landlord’s Agent]*(see note 12 over the page)*delete as appropriate

Date:    ...................................

Guidance notes for tenants

What you must do now

1. This notice proposes that you should pay a new rent from the date in paragraph 4.  If you are in any doubt or need advice about any aspect of this notice, you should immediately either discuss it with your landlord or take it to a citizen's advice bureau, a housing advice centre, a law centre or a solicitor.

2. If you accept the proposed new rent, please make arrangements to pay it.  If you pay by standing order through your bank, you should inform them that the amount has changed.  You should also notify your Housing Benefit office if you are claiming benefit.  If you are worried that you might not be able to pay your rent, you should seek advice from a citizen's advice bureau or housing advice centre.

3. If you do not accept the proposed new rent, and do not wish to discuss it with your landlord, you can refer this notice to your local rent assessment committee.  You must do this before the starting date of the proposed new rent in paragraph 4 of the notice.  You should notify your landlord that you are doing so, otherwise he or she may assume that you have agreed to pay the proposed new rent. 

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