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Q: I want to add a roommate to my lease. My landlord says if I do, he is raising my rent 10% per occupant. Is this legal?

He told me when I initially signed the lease that I could get a roommate to help with the rent, but made no mention of a rent increase if I did. I rented a two bedroom as the sole occupant at the time of the lease signing. He never provided me a copy of my lease, so I don't know if he... Read more »

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Dec 3, 2019

You need to get a copy of your lease as it may list a method for increasing rent during the term. If the lease does not specify a method for increasing the rent, no change in the rent can be made during the fixed term of the lease. However, the maximum amount rent can be raised in any 12 month... Read more »

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