Booth rent increase in beauty industry with no notice

I have been in a verbal contract for six years
with the owner of the salon that I work at. We
recently relocated she advised me that my booth
rent will probably go up but did not tell me an
amount or starting when. Then last week she
told me she was Raising it 200 starting
immediately. Since we are on a verbal agreement
my understanding is we’re on month-to-month,
which would mean that she needs to give me a 30
day notice. Is this correct I live in Utah

Asked on July 19, 2017 under Business Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you are correct. An oral lease or contract ("oral," not "verbal," is the correct term for an unwritten contract/lease) is a month-to-month lease. While she can change (increase) the rent, she must give you a month's notice before the increase takes effect. You only owe the extra after a month.


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