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SamUK said: Posted on: 21/04/2016 16:40

Hi,

I have purchased a house that has a tenant already.

Tenant wants to stay and is asking for a new AST for security. (To which i said ok)

I have already been given the deposit money and will be protecting this with Deposit Guard over the next few days.

I wanted to look into increasing the rent of the tenant in 6 months and have made them aware of this.

Can i issue a 12 months AST and still increase rent in 6 months?

or

should i issue a 6 month AST, at the ends increase rent and issue a new AST?

what else do i need to do before i can increase rent?


Second Question:

What AST agreement should i use? i have seen one from an estate agent that i like but its geared towards DPS and not Deposit Guard.

or

The RLA AST for deposit guard?

or should i look at others?

Any pointers appreciated.

Thanks
Sam

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