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Clarifying the definition of rent and different rules governing rent control, including fair and market rents

Introduction to rents

Rent is central to any tenancy agreement, and tenants must know what it covers, rent controls for their type of tenancy and how to make payments 

Fair rent levels and rent increases

Fair rent and reasonable rent determination, rent assessments and increases, and the role of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) rent officers 

Rents and rent increases in social housing

Rent levels set by local authorities and private registered providers of social housing, and rent increases for social tenants 

Rents and rent increases for assured tenancies and ASTs

Tenants in private housing have limited protection regarding rental rates and levels, but can rely on several mechanisms to change their rents 

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