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What is a Fair Rent?

Fair Rents are a form of rent control applicable for most private sector rented accommodation without a residential landlord and which was let before 15 January 1989. The Rent Act 1977 provides the rules for setting Fair Rents and the Rent Acts (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999 limits the amount of rent that can be charged by linking increases to the Retail Prices Index.

Further information is available in the Information leaflets listed below.

They are not intended as a guide to landlord and tenant law. If you are not sure about anything, you can ask us for more information. If you have questions about your legal rights or obligations, you should ask a solicitor or a Citizens Advice Bureau.

Braille and spoken word versions available on request

Application Forms

Application for Registration of Rent (RR1)

Registering a fair rent under the Rent Act 1977

Application for Registration of Rent (RR1A)

Registering a fair rent in the case of a statutory tenancy arising at the end of a long tenancy under Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Application for Registration of Rent (RR1C)

Registering a fair rent for Statutory Tenants under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976.

Joint Application for Cancellation of a Registered Rent (RR103)

Not for use where the landlord is a registered Housing Association or the registration is under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976

Application for Cancellation of Registration of Rent (RR104)

Not for use where the landlord is a registered Housing Association or the registration is under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976

Notice of Increase form

The landlord is required to serve a notice of increase on the tenant. There is a prescribed form known as 'notice of increase' form no 1 which is available from legal stationers.

You will have to pay for a copy of this form (£4 for one form). Please note these forms are not provided by The Valuation Office.

Forms are available from Oyez: http://www.oyezformslink.co.uk/topsellers.asp.

Please make sure you send completed application forms to :

Network Support Office – Housing Allowance
Wycliffe House
Green Lane
Durham
DH1 3UW
Fax Numbers: 03000 501 506
E-Mail: NSOhelpdesk@voa.gsi.gov.uk