We will write to you in advance of any rent increase. We have provided this page to help you through the process.
If you wish to discuss your rent increase then contact us on 0161-728-5001 or use the contact page and send an email.
Your rent can be increased with either of the following methods:
When we write to you in advance of the rent increase we will inform which method we will use to increase the rent.
We can offer you a new tenancy agreement at an increased rent. If you accept the new tenancy agreement you agree to pay the new rent in the agreement.
We can increase the rent by giving you a formal written notice of a rent increase called a section 13 notice. We cannot use this method more than once a year.
The section 13 notice will:
State benefits for housing are paid under different rules depending upon when your tenancy started. For each set of rules there is a maximum payment that will be paid for your type of property. State benefits won't increase if the new rent is higher than the maximum. Your benefit office will be able to advise you of your entitlement.
You should report the increase in rent as a change in circumstances through either:
Make sure you provide evidence of the rent increase (e.g. section 13 notice or the new agreement).
You can apply for a discretionary housing payment (DHP) if your housing benefit or universal credit doesn't cover your full rent. You may be able to get a grant from a charity.