Is this legal for a hostile neighbor and landlord to conspire against a tenant and raise the rent to force the tenant out?

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Is this legal for a hostile neighbor and landlord to conspire against a tenant and raise the rent to force the tenant out?

I found out from a hostile neighbor that my landlord was raising the rent $400 per month. When I checked my email i did indeed have a notice from my Landlord going up on the rent. Is this legal for a hostile neighbor and landlord to conspire against a tenant?

Asked on August 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, unless the property that you are writing about is under rent control the landlord can decide how much to raise a tenant's rent even if he or she wants to force the tenant out. This happens all the time when a tenant's lease is at its end.


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