Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: Can my landlord change our lease before the original agreement is up? New man. Comp is asking us to sign another lease

changing when rent is due and late, rent amount, and adding water to a utility we have to pay that the owner usually pays?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Alexander Florian Steciuch

Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: No. If you sign a lease agreement for a term, both you and the landlord are bound by the terms in lease agreement. A landlord may not unilaterally change those terms without your consent. Once the lease agreement has been completed, a landlord may have you sign a new lease agreement with new terms. However, if you do not like those terms you may renegotiate those terms or choose not to sign the new lease agreement.

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