We got new owners and they doubled our rent, Is that legal?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I'm assuming your rent with the previous owner was way below market, so the new owners have needed to increase it to market rates. This happens to a lot of people when property is sold. New owners have huge expenses & had to pay way more for the property. Their property taxes are much higher, so they have no other choice. You must be month to month, or it's time to renew your lease, or they wouldn't have done this. I'm sure they must know the law.

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  • 5 months ago

    If you renewed your your lease lease yes or on a month to month lease but not if you were currently in a contracted lease with previous owners.

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  • Pam
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    If you are living there without a lease, yes, they can do it. However, if you already have a lease that is still valid, no they can't.

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  • 5 months ago

    Assuming your lease was month to month and you don't live in an area with rent control, then yes, they can charge you whatever they want. They need to give you the proper notice (usually around 30-45 days) and you can always move if you think you can do better somewhere else.

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  • 5 months ago

    Maybe. Depends on where. Legal in some places, illegal in some places.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    dont sound like it

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    If you had a lease, they generally have to honor it until the end of the term of the lease. Then they can double it.

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    to start with you would need a new agreement with the new owners as agreements are not part of the property sale

    They can approach you to sign an new lease but to suddenly up the rent is not legal

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    • Bill
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      If they wish to stay on , they have to sign a new deal or they can agree with the new owners to maintain the current lease until it is due

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Not if you have a lease....until the lease ends.

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  • 5 months ago

    If you have no lease, they can raise the rent. You can in turn leave if you like.

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