Q: live in apt comp & haven’t had a lease for a year. Got notice that my rent will increase by $75 w/o one Can they?
My lease expired a year ago. They rent the apt for $775, (for the new addition, I live in the old apts) new year lease states that rent is $790, month to month is $840 and if I don’t sign either then the rent will go up an additional $25/mo. Can they do this? Should I move to the new apartments to get a lower rate? I don’t understand how they can charge more for a lease renewal than they do to a new tenant
A: If you are occupying a premises on a month to month basis, in most places the LL can change the terms of your occupancy by providing you with the notice required under the document. When you hold over after a lease expires, you are usually on the same as a month to month tenancy, unless the lease said something different. You need to review the terms of your old lease and consult with a local real estate attorney in your area. Sometimes you can get some assistance from a realtor because they deal with this on a daily basis but they cannot practice law.
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