Renting contracts issue , please give any advice . Thanks .
The email from Landlord :
----------Please be aware that we attempted to arrange a face to face meeting with you on several occasions by phone and by email to have an open discussion but you declined the offer stating that you were not available to meet and prefer communication by email or letter.
I never agreed to what you stated in your email to “renew the same contract without changes”. This was a proposal from your side, which I did not accept. I believe you need to have 2 parties agreeing in order to have a contract.
I wanted to inform you in person that the new contract would be in accordance to the Belgian law which allows the landlord to invoke an annual increase of the rent based on the cost of living index, which I believe is reasonable. What you proposed in your email is not in accordance to the law, therefore I could not agree to your proposal. Since there was no agreement on either side and your repeated refusals to meet in person to discuss the matter, I had no option but to follow your directions and communicate with you in writing that there is no agreement between the two parties and that the lease would end.
If you are willing to accept the same contract but with the amendment for the annual rent adjustment based on the Belgian Index, I believe we can come to an agreement for two parties.
ANSWER from Tenant:
---------- Thanks for e-mail but i think that everything is clear in our letter.
So, if you have any problem please contact a lawyer. We was offer you to arrange a situation on good ways for both parties.
For the reasons explained on our letter, the contract was made renew automatically with the same conditions and same rent. Please contact with the agency in the good way.
We prefer to arrange this situation without the justice but If you insist on throwing us illegally, we will have to go to specialists. The deadlines have not been met on your part. Remain at your disposal,
Thanks you very much to everyone who can give us an advice where should we do as this landlord .