Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Can a landlord raise my rent and switch my lease from a year-to-year to a month-to-month before the original lease is up?

Answer: A residential landlord may not alter a rental agreement during the term of that rental agreement without the express written permission of the tenant. Moreover, because a rental agreement is a kind of contract, the tenant, as a general rule, should receive some benefit (what the law calls “consideration”) in exchange for agreeing to the alteration of the rental agreement.

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  • Can a landlord raise my rent and switch my lease from a year-to-year to a month-to-month before the original lease is up?

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