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Is my landlord allowed to raise my rent at the last minute, right before I resign my lease?

I've been telling my landlord that I wanted to renew my lease for months. He kept telling me that he had to check with the owner of the unit, but that he was sure that it would be ok. Fast forward a few months and I just went into the office to resign my lease. He told me that they were raising my rent $150 a month.

Is this allowed? Shouldn't he have told me this weeks, if not months ago? I'm goign out of town tonight and there is no way I can find a new place, sign a lease, and move all of my crap out in one week?
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No, they have to give you a 30 day notice on raising your rent and they also are only allowed to raise it 10% at one time. What I would do then is not resign with them.. When May comes around hold onto your rent (don't spend it) start looking for a place ASAP, when you don't pay the rent he will place a notice on your day to pay or vacate..depending on the amount of time he puts..stay. If you don't honor this (what he posted on your door) he then will have to go to the court house and file papers and then the court date most likely won't be for another month.... so that mean you should have two months worth or rent checks.. You can either be gone by that time or you can go file paper and let them know about the rent increase, but when you file the papers (only if you want to) that will buy you another months so.. you can file and that will buy you another month. I am not saying this to rip him off but I have been screwed over so I've gotten to learn what you can and can't do... good luck
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The landlord can raise the rent as much as he/she wants. I don't know where you got this 10% rule from, but if the building is not rent stabilized, he can increase it 1000% if he wants. It all depends on what he believes is market value.

I'm not sure about the 30 day notice from a legal point of view, but it would be moral to have an early notice so you can plan on whether or not you stay or move.

If you don't pay your rent as Cheryl mentioned, this will damage your credit and 99% of landlords will not rent to you in NYC once they see this on your credit report. Also, your new landlord will ask you for a letter of reference from your previous landlord, and when your previous landlord mentions non-payments, you will be screwed.

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My landlord wife brought over the new lease this morning because our lease was over. There never was any discussion about raising our rent until we received the notice this morning. we normally pay 850.00 and now he's asking us to pa 1000.00. There is no homes over here that's paying that much. What are we to do our rent is due now and we're not prepared to pay 1000.00. He is a Sumlord

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It is the Law in most states.. I do not know your general location.. but this is normally how it works.

Month to Month minimum of 30 day written notice is to be given.

The landlord must give you at least 60 days advance notice if the rent increase is greater than 10 percent of the rent charged at any time during the 12 months before the rent increase takes effect.

Hope that helps for a future use. Sorry you had a hard time. I can not stand the Landlords lack of rule following. It is getting really bad for tenants.

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When it came time to renew my lease at two places, if they were going to raise the rent, they gave at least 30 days notice and there was always an option... a year lease at $1300/mo or keep going month to month at $1450/mo for example. They must give you 30 days notice before any rent raises, it's the law. The notices should also be in writing. What are the remedies? If you were not given 30 days notice maybe you can still pay your normal rent this month but then you would have to pay the higher (+$150) rent next month. As it's the middle of the month, today April 15, and rent is usually due on the 1st, you would not have received the required 30 days notice.

So, it really depends on when you were given written notice of the rent increase. Did you get something in the mail or taped to your door or even slid under your door more than 30 days ago? If so, there's not much you can do.

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No, he never gave me anything in writing or mentioned a rent increase until today.

I didn't even think about the fact that even if he gave me 30 days notice, I would still only get the apartment for another month. I guess I'll have to demand to keep my rent at the same price for the next month, but still have to move June 1. At least that's enough time to find a new place. Boo
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if i was you go to you'r local rent control office and tell them what happen !!!! the will healp you

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If the property is not rent stabilize or rent controll he can do this. However if the home is not rent stabilized he cannot he can only raise the rent according to the law. However lets say you do not wish to pay the in

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If the property is not rent stabilize or rent controll he can do this. However if the home is not rent stabilized he cannot he can only raise the rent according to the law. However lets say you do not wish to pay the increase of rent. You can tell the landlord you are not willing to pay the increase and continue to live their as long as you continue to pay the same amount of rent as the previous months. The landlord can elect to give you time to move or go to land lord tenant court and start an holdover proceeding the courts will give you six months to move. This should be ample time to move.
This is the how it is done in new york. You can read my blog at david2realty.com about holdover proceedings

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I just got notice today verbal notice. That my landlord is raising his rent from 1200 per to 1450 per month its not a rent stabilized apartment to my knowledge? Is that legal for him to raise the rent that high? He stated that his taxes went up also the heating (oil) went up as well.Its a really nice apartment and don't have a lease at the moment. (month to month since 2012) I informed him that i wanted to renew a lease last week and today he calls me today about an increase? How much can he increase the rent?

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If you had not resigned you lease at that point. Yes they can raise it to what ever the market allows. Thats assuming your in a market lease. If you have already signed the lease then no because your in a binding countract.

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I forgot we live in Arizona

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I am on housing my rent is 130.00 a month in my lease they are suppose to give me a thirty day notice when my rent goes up my rent went up to 212.00 a month I recived a notice one day before the first do I have to pay the n crease or can I pay it next month after the thirty days is up

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