Landlord's Section 13 Rent Increase Notice for Periodic Tenancy (Wales)
This Landlord's Section 13 Rent Increase Notice for Periodic Tenancy (Wales) is for use by a residential landlord who is seeking to increase the rent paid by a periodic assured (or assured shorthold) tenant. This Notice is only suitable for properties in Wales.
The notice complies with section 13(2) of the Housing Act 1988 and is in the prescribed form set out in The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997 (as amended in 2003 and 2014). This form is in the English language only. If the tenancy agreement is in Welsh a Welsh language form should be used instead, unless the landlord and tenant agree otherwise.
Landlords of assured shorthold tenants may not need to use this form. They have another option when it comes to increasing the rent paid by a periodic tenant. The usual route is to offer the tenant a new tenancy agreement with an increased rent. If the tenant is unwilling to pay the higher rent, the current tenancy agreement can be terminated.
If for some reason the landlord of an assured shorthold tenant does not want to grant a new fixed term tenancy, he or she can use the section 13(2) procedure to propose a rent increase. Landlords of non-shorthold assured tenants will need to use the section 13(2) procedure as these tenancies cannot be terminated as easily as assured shortholds.
The Notice contains detailed notes for landlords and tenants, including guidance on the notice period the landlord must give before charging the new rent. If a tenant wishes to dispute the increase it can refer the Notice to a Tribunal which will determine the open market rent.
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