Rent Increase with a Rent Review Clause of RPI

A landlord wants to increase the rent on a four-bedroom property from £775 to £900. £900 is still very low for similar properties in the area.

However, the AST has this clause:

It is agreed that the rent as defined in this agreement will be reviewed in an upwards-only fashion on the anniversary of this tenant and upon each subsequent anniversary in line with the (RPI). Increases for the previous 12 months and subject to a minimum of 3% and a maximum of 7.5%.

Can you confirm if only 7.5% of the rent can be increased? We didn’t raise this on the last anniversary (June).

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Changing the Rent

Learn the rent review process in assured shorthold tenancies. We cover rent review clauses, tenant agreements, and Housing Act 1988, Section 13.