New Landlord changing rent before Tenancy begins

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DeltaLogic
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Our house we are going to move in to in September has changed landlord, the new landlord wants to open up another bedroom in the house and increase the rent of the household as a result. We've already payed our deposit and signed the contract with the old landlord (through a letting company) but our tenancy doesn't start until September. I want to know, is the landlord allowed to increase the rent if we don't want another housemate?

Edit: sounds like it should be made into a law case study, just wondering what people think of it/ if anyone's had a previous similar experience
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I'm no lawyer but a contract is a contract. Inform the landlord that you signed a contract and as he bought the property with full knowledge of the contract, he must stick to the terms. That includes number of housemates, monthly rent, length of term, everything.

If he doesn't do this, tell him you'll be seeking legal advice as well as informing the relevant authorities aka council, ombudsman.
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Go to CAB or somewhere with a housing specialist. Get some free advice.

An "I reckon" will do you no good.
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Ok I’m not a lawyer but I’ve done afew units on contract law, and I’m pretty sure it’s either fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation? So basically they either deliberately didn’t tell you or they were lazy and didn’t tell you so that makes the contract void.

(as I said I’m not a lawyer so I’m not very reliable for this info however I would talk to the landlord, if they don’t correct it, then I’d get a solicitor ASAP)
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Ok I’m not a lawyer but I’ve done afew units on contract law, and I’m pretty sure it’s either fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation? So basically they either deliberately didn’t tell you or they were lazy and didn’t tell you so that makes the contract void.

(as I said I’m not a lawyer so I’m not very reliable for this info however I would talk to the landlord, if they don’t correct it, then I’d get a solicitor ASAP)
Stop. Plz.
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Stop. Plz.
Bore off, it's a forum, if he wants to add his 2cents that's fine.

Quick look at your previous posts, hmm, your mid 20s and self proclaim you have no career path but I see you giving advice on how the property market isn't gonna crash? So if you're suggesting people who don't know what their talking about should keep quiet then maybe you should lead by example.
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Bore off, it's a forum, if he wants to add his 2cents that's fine.

Quick look at your previous posts, hmm, your mid 20s and self proclaim you have no career path but I see you giving advice on how the property market isn't gonna crash? So if you're suggesting people who don't know what their talking about should keep quiet then maybe you should lead by example.
Look at the 2k posts in the law forum while you're at it.

Advising people with real-life problems based off generic principles found in highly abstract uni degree modules is foolish in the extreme; the specific sub-specialisms of contract have their own specific rules. There is a reason land law is taught as a separate module from contract; and a reason why housing law is taught separate from land. I think the user above is not even at degree-level.
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Look at the 2k posts in the law forum while you're at it.

Advising people with real-life problems based off generic principles found in highly abstract uni degree modules is foolish in the extreme; the specific sub-specialisms of contract have their own specific rules. There is a reason land law is taught as a separate module from contract; and a reason why housing law is taught separate from land. I think the user above is not even at degree-level.
Thanks for the offer but i'll pass on reading your 2,000 posts in the law forum, i'll trust there all amazing.

Regardless, this is a forum where people can discuss things, you're not a mod so it's not your duty to go around telling people where they should and shouldn't be posting.
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Thanks for the offer but i'll pass on reading your 2,000 posts in the law forum, i'll trust there all amazing.

Regardless, this is a forum where people can discuss things, you're not a mod so it's not your duty to go around telling people where they should and shouldn't be posting.
Sorry.
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Sorry.
I didn't expect that, respect.
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