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Experience:  I am a civil litigation attorney with experience representing both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial property disputes.
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I have lived here years. i have never paid a parking fee.

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i have lived here for sixteen years. i have never paid a parking fee. this years lease offered a 14 month with no rent increase but the new lease contains an addendum for a parking space. if i don't park on the premises do i still have to pay the parking fee of 35.00 which they say is part of the rent?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 9 months ago.

Dear Customer,

Unfortunately, the lease can include the additional fee (whether or not you use the amenity).

The rules for rental increases (regardless as to how the landlord categorizes the increase) can be found here: http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_lti/rnt_incrse_bultin.pdf