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Setting a fair rent

Renting your home from a landlord.

If you were renting your home from your landlord before the 15 January 1989 then you will probably have the right to ask a Rent Officer to decide what is a 'Fair Rent' for your home. When a 'Fair Rent' is set by the Rent Officer then this is the rent the landlord must charge and the tenant must pay.

The Rent Officer is an independent official of both Hillingdon Council and the Government. They follow rules set out in the Rent Act 1977 to decide what a 'Fair Rent' for a property would be.

The Rent Officer will consider all the circumstances of the property and the tenancy but does not look at the personal circumstances of the tenant or the landlord.

When the Rent Officer sets a fair rent it is recorded in a register which you can ask to look at to see what the level of rents in your local area are before you apply for the rent to be set. Remember that a Fair Rent may not always be lower than the rent you currently pay.

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