Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I just received a letter from the management at my apartment complex (07/21/14 which they just taped to my door and not hand delivered or by certified mail as estipulate in the tenants landlord act) letting me know that the lease agreement expires on 08/16/2014 and that they will raise the rent around $150.00. It also states that in cse i want to move I have to give them a 2 month notice but they just informed me about the changes not even a full month in advanced. Is this legal?

Answer:

The amount of notice depends on the kind of rental agreement you currently have:

Proper Notice
A. Your landlord can raise rent or decrease services only by giving notice as
follows:
1. If you rent month-to-month, your landlord must give written notice at least
thirty (30) days prior to the date the rent is due. For example, if your rent
is due the first of each month and your landlord gives you notice on
March 15 that your rent is going up, that change does not take effect until
May 1.
2. If you rent week-to-week, your landlord must give ten (10) days written
notice.
3. If you have signed a year-long lease, your landlord cannot raise your rent
until the term of the lease has ended.

B. If the landlord does not give proper notice for the changes, then the changes do
not take effect.

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  • I just received a letter from the management at my apartment complex (07/21/14 which they just taped to my door and not hand delivered or by certified mail as estipulate in the tenants landlord act) letting me know that the lease agreement expires on 08/16/2014 and that they will raise the rent around $150.00. It also states that in cse i want to move I have to give them a 2 month notice but they just informed me about the changes not even a full month in advanced. Is this legal?

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