If your landlord puts your rent up is there anything you can do? Here is a breakdown of your rights as a tenant. Yes, landlords have the right to charge as much as they like for their property. If you have signed a fixed term tenancy agreement, usually for a period of 6 or 12 months, your landlord cannot increase the rent during that time without your consent. Yes, you can refer your case to your local First-tier tribunal chamber (Residential Property).