Can I increase the rent?
The rent is currently £225 per week. The local housing allowance is £240 per week for a 2-bed flat and £300 for a 3-bed flat. The flat is 3 bedrooms. My tenant is a single parent with one child, so is entitled, under HB rules, to claim for a 2-bed flat. I'd like to raise the rent to £240 per week, as my tenant will still be able to claim HB. (I set it lower at first, because she was able to claim an extra £15 under previous regulations, which have now changed).
Can I put the rent up under this agreement? If not, what can I do to change the agreement? I don't want to lose this excellent tenant, but costs are rising.
Thanks for your help.
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