I have 3 shops in 3 different shopping centres. I have never had issues before, however one specific landlord has just put the rent up in my biggest shop by 45%!!!
Surely there is some sort of law against doing something like this!?
He also refuses to give me a copy of my lease until i have paid 3 months deposit (when i initially signed the lease I was only required to give 1 months rent as a deposit, which I did) I have only ever signed one lease, which has now expired, i have not been asked to sign anything else, he assures me there is a lease in place, but as i cannot see it I dont know for sure.
I also requested a month to month lease and he said he will then put TO LET signs in the shop window.
The shop has been in that shopping centre for over 10 years, the anchor store, pick n pay burnt down last year (this was the only attraction to the shopping centre) and he still puts the rent up!
Please advise if he can do this? Does the tenant have any leg to stand on? I cant check any terms with no lease.
Thanks so much for your help.