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Guess how much rent I've been overcharged!

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
I read a thread here a while ago about how you could get your council tax band reduced. I did this and got it lowered saving a few bob. Result.

I used this to try and get my rent reduced as I thought that was high too and I found out the similar property was paying much less too.

I finally got a letter last week from my housing trust confirming that I have indeed been overcharged since October 2006 when I moved in.

The total rent overcharged being £1146.94!!!

Just goes to show what you can do by writing a simple letter. :)
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
nice!
What a ridiculous amount!

You getting it back in a lump sum? Would pay for a nice trip/tv etc...
#2
Who do you pay your rent to? If its a private rent, theres not much you can do is there as you agreed to the rent when you moved in. If its local authority then you have a chance
#3
Wow!!! Result indeed, well done you! :thumbsup:

The drinks are on you then!
#4
pinkkitty2007
Who do you pay your rent to? If its a private rent, theres not much you can do is there as you agreed to the rent when you moved in. If its local authority then you have a chance


It's Circle 33 which is private I think, so it doesn't matter if it's local authority or not.
#5
dont forget to take account of inflation and interest :D. You might get more
#6
Abvance
It's Circle 33 which is private I think, so it doesn't matter if it's local authority or not.


I thought that if you accepted the rent on a private house then that was it. My brother has been paying an extortionate amount for a house but he knew the rent when he accepted the lease so is there really anything that can be done?
banned#7
pinkkitty2007;2227048
I thought that if you accepted the rent on a private house then that was it. My brother has been paying an extortionate amount for a house but he knew the rent when he accepted the lease so is there really anything that can be done?

yeah but you pay for your council tax seperately to the actaul rent though, so its the council you get the cash back from not the landlord isn't it?
[helper]#8
Well done!! I was once successful in getting my council tax band lowered for a previous house.
#9
ODB_69
yeah but you pay for your council tax seperately to the actaul rent though, so its the council you get the cash back from not the landlord isn't it?


yeah i know that but i was under the impression it is rent he wants to claim back, as he has already claimed for council tax?
#10
Bloody spoilsport.

I opened the thread after thinking about it for a while. Upon reading your oopening post, you ruined all the fun straight away! :x :

:p
banned#11
pinkkitty2007;2227332
yeah i know that but i was under the impression it is rent he wants to claim back, as he has already claimed for council tax?

oh dunno then..... can't really think straight, brain overloaded with other thoughts
#12
How do you find out if your rent is too much?
banned#13
Lulu'sMammy;2227482
How do you find out your rent?

Are you serious?
#14
csiman
Are you serious?

Certainly am
banned#15
Lulu'sMammy;2227588
Certainly am

So you pay rent and dont even know how much you pay?

Check your bank statement.
banned#16
editing is cheating lol
#17
csiman
editing is cheating lol

Muwahahahaha!
#18
What happened was that I found out a similar property (the flat downstairs) was on offer and they were charging less rent, so I used this and the fact my council tax band is now the same as the other flat to get my rent reduced. Apparently my flat was classified as having one bedroom when it was actually a bedsit.
#19
How do you find out if you are paying too much council tax? Thanks.
1 Like #20
hollypinder
How do you find out if you are paying too much council tax? Thanks.


Go to this site and see if similar properties are on a lower council tax band.
#21
Abvance
Go to this site and see if similar properties are on a lower council tax band.


Thanks, rep added, but cant seem to work out how to use that site. Thanks anyway,
banned#22
hollypinder;2232196
Thanks, rep added, but cant seem to work out how to use that site. Thanks anyway,

Eh? You only have to put your postcode in (format AANN NAA, e.g BN43 7RF), then click on GO and then click on GO on the next screen. You then get every house in your street with their council tax band,
#23
csiman
Eh? You only have to put your postcode in (format AANN NAA, e.g BN43 7RF), then click on GO and then click on GO on the next screen. You then get every house in your street with their council tax band,


Oh really? When i do that only mine comes up!! Thanks.
banned#24
hollypinder;2236650
Oh really? When i do that only mine comes up!! Thanks.

whats your postcode?

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