CAN MY LANDLORD RAISE MY RENT EVERY OTHER WEEK ,I HAVE AN ORAL AGREEMENT MONTH TO MONTH.

I HAVE GUEST AT MY PLACE AND SHE IS TELLING US SHE WANTS A 400.$ INCREASE. SHE HAS ALREADY CHANGED MY RENT 2 TIME IN THE PAST 2 MONTHS. i THOUGHT THAT WITH AN ORAL AGREEMENT SHE HAD TO GIVE A THIRTY DAY NTICE TO INCREASE THE RENT .

Asked on June 16, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Connecticut

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

In most states, at the very least, no rent increase would go into effect for at least one full rent month, because an oral lease is usually from month to month.  And I think most courts would demand a very good explanation for a $400 increase, before striking it down as unreasonable.

I'm not a Connecticut attorney, and some states' laws give even more protection to tenants than this. There is, of course, more to your case than this, and for reliable advice, based on all of the facts, you need to talk to a lawyer in your area.  One place to find qualified attorneys is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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