If you are renting a room on a lease and have another person live with with you, can the landlord charge you extra rent?

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If you are renting a room on a lease and have another person live with with you, can the landlord charge you extra rent?

The lease said only said 1 person may live in room. I was there for a year, then the-lease expired and I went to month-to-month. My girlfriend moved in and I lived in the room for 8 months with her. The landlord sent me a 30 day notice stating that I must move out and that I owe double what I have already paid because another person lived in the room with me; I being charged after the fact. Nothing on the lease states what would be charged if another person lived in the room with me, just that I would be in violation of the lease. I figured the lease would just be terminated and I would be asked to leave.

Asked on February 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

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