Can we reject the rent increase because LL give renewal lease late?

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  • Can we reject the rent increase because LL give renewal lease late?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 21:29
If the local law is that they need to give you 60 days notice (which is possible but really towards the high side) then you can demand (well ask forcefully anyhow) that the increase not take effect until the 60 days are up. However this'll only buy you and additional 20 days and this is only if the law says this (not what the lease says). Beyond that possible delay, you are going to get the rent increase.
Positive: 56 %
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 21:29
Rent increases only require a 30 day notice. If you don't want to pay and/or sign, move out.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 21:31
No Either move or go month to month then expect to pay it
Positive: 30 %
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 22:20
Not if you want to continue living there. It just means the increase will begin a month later. Otherwise, you can move.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 22:21
reject rent increase? yes but it means u will be moving. at least here. here if u do not sign a new lease , u go to month 2 month at the Higher monthly rate.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #6 | 19/12 2013 23:37
Pretty much what @Frankie says. You simply reject their offer of the new lease at the higher rate. Or throw them a bone and offer to split the difference by starting to pay the higher rent two months from now. If they no longer want you living there without signing a new lease at the higher rate, they must notify you of termination and intent to begin eviction on some specific date. Or they can offer you a different lease, if they want you to stay. Or you can offer them a different lease if you want to stay. If they don't really care about the increase, and let you stay, then your tenancy automatically become month-to-month at the end of the lease. Being month-to-month under terms of the previous lease, they can give you notice at any time of the next increase in your rent. Obviously if they want to evict you, there is an entire procedure for that, and you are still going to have to pay rent for the two or three months it may take to actually have you physically removed, if you want to play it that way.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #7 | 20/12 2013 04:05
Ultimately, if you want to make a big case out of this, you might be able to argue that you get the one month after the lease expiration at the old rate, and then the new lease kicks in the following month at the new rate. However, they might be able to successfully argue that the 40 day lease renewal notice also serves as a rent increase notice, which usually only requires 30 days notice. You both might end up in court over this and it would be a coin toss as to who wins. In the meantime, you have soured your relationship with your landlord and if you are still living there should not expect cordial treatment, and your requests for repairs will always be on the bottom of their to-do list. So you have to decide if this is a battle you want to fight, and will you really gain anything by doing this. If you were talking about a significant amount of money you might consider fighting it, but if it is just a technicality you are arguing, I'm not sure if it would be worth my time, especially if you intend to stay there and not move because the rent has become too high.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #8 | 20/12 2013 05:08
You can insist on paying the current rent for one more month, then the new rate takes effect. Your choice is to pay the new rent or give proper notice & move.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #9 | 20/12 2013 06:56
You can, but you will have to move out. If you stay there you accept the new terms. Obviously you still have time to give your 30 day notice to vacate. There is no way for you to stay and for you to dictate the terms of the lease.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #10 | 20/12 2013 15:29
If your lease specifies the landlord must give you 60 days notice to change anything and he gave you less than that, and you refuse to pay the increase because of lack of notice, that would void the agreement and you leave when lease expires. It would seem to me he does not want to renew your lease. So you'd better give your 30 days notice.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #11 | 20/12 2013 16:53
You may have read your lease wrong. It may have stated that you would be given 60 days notification if the landlord was riot going to renew your lease. It doesn't make sense to have a 30 day window not knowing if the tenant was going to renew. If you wanted to keep living at your place, you could have renewed before the 60 days. You won;t be able to reject the rent increase since it is part of the renewal. You either have to take the increase and stay, or find somewhere else to live. Choosing to not renew will have no adverse effects on your credit or rental history.
Positive: 10 %

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