Posted by Christine Baker on November 04, 1997 at 17:33:27:
In Reply to: Rent Increase posted by Robert Haney on October 15, 1997 at 06:34:31:
Legally, I think the rent increase can only be effective 30 days after you received the notice.
Since you state that you have a good relationship with your landlord, why not talk to him about it?
Of course be aware that unless you are in a rent control area, you may get a new notice, giving you 30 days, but increasing the rent even more.
And maybe your landlord will put the property up for sale. I speak from personal experience there. As long as my tenants pay the rent on time and don't bug me, I don't even think about it. But when I do have problems, my first impulse is to sell. Who needs the headaches?
If you like your place and the rent is fair, I'd suggest you do nothing other than possibly trying to negotiate a long term lease.
: I have been given a rent increase. The problem with this increase is not the amount, but the timing of it. This is the second year in a row my landlord has increased my rent on a single family home. That is not the problem either. The problem is that he writes the notice on the 8th of October in 1996 and 1997, and has it delivered to me via registered mail where I receive it on the 11th of October. The rent increase is effective on the 1st of November. I do have a problem with the timing since it does cause a short term financial burden. I budget our household expenses in advance. What is the law, and what can I do about it? I do have a real good landlord/tenant relationship.
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