Hi the tenant is DSS retired and has been paying the same rent for 5 years. We want to increase it but they are saying the rent is fair and she had spoken to the council. How can I gauge the correct rent ? Is there a fair rent organisation ?
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We have a useful article about this on our Blog here, which also tells you about our rent calculator. It’s a free tool we’ve made available which uses millions of data-points to advise a suitable rental amount for your property:
Other than that I’m not aware of any organisations which advise on fair rent - but perhaps some other landlords out there will have come across this and can share their experience.
Hope that helps!