Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: After signing a lease back in March 2014 for 13 months for a certain price, the company now is saying that they made a 2% tax mistake and making every resident pay the extra from now on...it just seems to me once the lease is signed they couldn't raise the rent....so can an apt complex do that?

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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  • After signing a lease back in March 2014 for 13 months for a certain price, the company now is saying that they made a 2% tax mistake and making every resident pay the extra from now on...it just seems to me once the lease is signed they couldn't raise the rent....so can an apt complex do that?

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