Q: Can a landlord enter into a verbal agreement with tenants and upon changing their mind, charge tenants retroactively?
My landlord rented a house,wood shed, and small shack for the agreed upon rate. She then changed her mind, said the 4th structure is included in our rent, and we owe her rent for the prior 2 months on that space.
A: Any contract on land must be in writing. The verbal agreements are unenforceable anyway. It may take a while to remove you as squatters, because it appears that you have no lease but occupy of right.
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