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Is there any written fixed term lease in place or is this month to month?
Can you tell me what state this is in?
Ok, if you have a 99 year lease at $1 a year, then it can't legally be increased for that term. The only way a landlord could do so is if the tenant breaches the lease somehow and then they terminate, evict, and re-lease to someone else.
But if there is nothing in the lease that makes the tenant responsible for the property taxes and utilities, then if the landlord was paying them initially, then they have to continue to do so and this is probably the worst lease for the landlord ever..