3 years contract in Brussels + 1 year contract, extention or a new contract, rent indexing
I need your help in order to solve an issueI am currently in.
I live in Brussels. I had a short term 3 years contract that started in JUN 2017 and expired on 31 JUL 2020. I told my landlady that I will stay one more year.
In May 2020, my landlady made a new one year short term contract, starting 01 AUG 2020 and expiring 15 JUL 2021. Yesterday she sent me a mail claiming indexing of the rent as of AUG 2020 (November + 3 months back). What I have read so far is that 3 years is the total duration of a short term contract. This means that the new one year contract can not be viewed as an extension to the old 3y contract as she claims. I read that the indexation can be made earliest on the anniversary of the contract. She calculates the indexing as of JUN 2017 - the start of my previous contract. Does she have the right to do so? Or if not - does she have the right to ask for indexation, given that the new contract started 3 months ago?
Thank you in advance!