From 6th April 2016 a new prescribed form must be used.  So do make sure to use it next year (noting for many Registered Provider (RP) clients the only use will be where fixed service charges are used and these mean the “total” rent increases). 

At first glance the form seems the same and indeed it is – the only changes are to the Guidance notes; updating a website address and correcting a couple of cross references.  Nevertheless, it is the prescribed form so if you are in the position of increasing the total rent then don’t forget to use it.

The form (form 4) can be found within this legislation.

The Government do publish Word versions of the forms here.

For more information

To find out more about how rent increases/decreases legislation affects you, please contact  Zishaan Saleem.

but as of 1st April 2016 hadn’t yet done so (well for most RPs there is almost a year before it is needed!).