Under these conditions the LL has a right to ask for $150.00 month rent increase and you have the right to put in a 30 days notice to vacate. The same holds true for the 6 month lease requirement.
If there was not option to buy contract in place which the LL has somehow breached and you put money and labor into the home on your own volition, then you will have to rely on equity to get justice here as opposed to any arguments based in the law. So, you may be able to get the LL to have to repay you for all or some portion of the $2,000 based on the concept of unjust enrichment.
Restitution is a remedy designed to prevent unjust enrichment." Sauner v. Pub. Serv. Auth. of S.C., 354 S.C. 397, 409, 581 S.E.2d 161, 167 (2003); see also Ellis v. Smith Grading & Paving, Inc., 294 S.C. 470, 473, 366 S.E.2d 12, 14 (Ct. App. 1988) ("Unjust enrichment is an equitable doctrine, akin to restitution, which permits the recovery of that amount the defendant has been unjustly enriched at the expense of the plaintiff."). "The terms 'restitution' and 'unjust enrichment' are modern designations for the older doctrine of quasi-contracts." Ellis, 294 S.C. at 473, 366 S.E.2d at 14.
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