Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: My year long lease expires July 31. I received my lease renewal letter on July 22 (letter dated July 18) advising me that the monthly rental amount will increase by $75 effective August 1! How much notice must be given for such a large (or any) increase and when would the increase go into effect?

Answer:

https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/civil-rights/fha/TenantRightsResponsibilities.pdf

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.

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  • My year long lease expires July 31. I received my lease renewal letter on July 22 (letter dated July 18) advising me that the monthly rental amount will increase by $75 effective August 1! How much notice must be given for such a large (or any) increase and when would the increase go into effect?

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