Adding a clause to an existing contract

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11 years ago
I have been advised by my council that electric heaters are no longer allowed in HMOs. We supply central heating but tenant's being tenants sometimes want an electric heater too (the luxury of not paying the bills). So this news from the council is good news for me, because I have always been concerned about their safety and as it turns out they are not considered safe enough to have in HMOs as a result of a series of fires caused by them.

The council suggested inserting a clause into contracts stating that these are prohibited. My questions is... is there a way of inserting a clause into an existing contract (e.g. using a prescribed form) or can I only do this if I am renewing a contract? Ideally I want to keep tenants on a periodic tenancy.

Thanks in advance

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