It delays the increased rent payment date as well. We had been discussing increasing it from this payment due in January and the section 13 delays it til March.
They didn’t even give us a chance to agree. The day the letting agent told us about it, after we said we need to think about it then contacted the landlord because there was something we wanted to request. While in email discussion with the landlord we recieved the section 13 in the mail.
The letting agent filed the Section 13 the same day they told us and the landlord is claiming that this was a requirement and the law does not allow them to increase the rent by agreement.
I wanted to make sure this was false before calling the landlord on it.