Rent of apartment raised twice in 5 months. Total 25 per cent

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Rent of apartment raised twice in 5 months. Total 25 per cent

I live in a 3 unit apartment house. I had a lease the first year that I was here.
At the end of the year the landlord said we will just continue as we had and did
not provide another lease. He has raised the rent 2 times in five month a total
of 25 per cent.The lease agreement also said it included the use of one horse
stall.

sraising the rent this much in five months allowed ? I live in new Hampshire. I
also checked with the other tenants and they did NOT get a increase.

Asked on July 26, 2016 under Real Estate Law, New Hampshire

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If there is no in-effect written lease, you are a month-to-month tenant. That means that the landlord can demand rent increases at will, as long as it's on 30 days notice, and can do as often as she/he like--e.g., the landlord can increase the rent monthly. And without a written lease, there is no limit to what the landlord can charge you (that is, how much of an increase he/she can get): your only recourse is to move out if it's more than you want to pay. There is also no rule or law requiring that all tenants be charged the same amount(s), so you can get increases that other tenants do not.


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