Q: I've been renting the same apartment for 9 and 1/2 years, every year I signed a 12-month lease.
Now my landlord wants me to sign a 6 month lease so he can raise my rent twice in one year oh, is this legal for him to do
A: There is nothing illegal with your landlord seeking new terms on a new lease to go into effect when the current one ends. If you do not wish to sign the proposed lease, then you have the freedom to enter a lease with another landlord with terms acceptable to you. Under the current real estate market, rents have increased sharply in the past year.
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