Negotiating a Smaller Rent Increase
First, check that you have been given correct notice of the increase. Contact the landlord/agent and ask to meet with them. Explain that you are a good tenant and you want to stay. If this does not work, you could offer to pay a little extra, or to pay the increase gradually over 6–12 months.
If the landlord/agent seems interested, put a proposal in writing. While negotiating, you should apply to the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal within the time limit in case you cannot come to an agreement.