Rent increase—statutory periodic tenancy (assured tenancies)
Rent increase—statutory periodic tenancy (assured tenancies)

The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Rent increase—statutory periodic tenancy (assured tenancies)

A rent review clause contained in an assured tenancy is superseded by the statutory provisions governing rent increases where the contractual term ends, and a statutory periodic tenancy arises. Even if expressed to cover both the contractual term and any subsequent statutory periodic tenancy, a rent review clause becomes ineffective when the contractual term ends. This applies whether the clause would benefit the landlord or the tenant.

In Goolamy, an assured tenancy was granted in 2001 for a term of three years. Once th