Concerning landlord/tenant dispute. I am a tenant that started to work as a maintenance
technician for the landlord after tenancy began. Tenancy was never contingent upon work, and work was never placed on any sort of contract. It was all verbal agreement, work traded for $600 reduction in rent. This changed to a $400 reduction for the same amount of work without my consent upon the start of an agent of the landlord becoming a new tenant and demanding a reduction in his rent as well.. I was never notified of this persons authority or what their position really was, however, he made his way into trying to be my direct supervisor, sidestepping the onsite manager, whom also happens to be my mother, and demanding me to answer to him through various forms of harrassment, mainly verbal communication and some text. After i had enough from the guy making my living and working conditions unreasonable and to me, unbearable, i quit via text on August 15, 2016. Within days i received a two week notice of a rental increase of over 25%, and there is a 7.2% cap per 12 months in my area, plus a requirement of at least 30 days notice, and notice that is placed on front door should be followed up with a certified copy in the mail no more than 3 days later. I never received that certified letter.
Back track to June, my wife needed a verification of residency and asked for a renewal of our original lease, and obtained it starting July 1, 2016, good for 12 months.
I believe August 30, 2016 i received a text that said nevermind about that 25% increase, that was a "mistake," and its actually only an increase of roughly 8% or 9%.
So on August 31, 2016 my wife presented our renewed lease to this guy that is Now the manager to which he sent me message stating nevermind all together about an increase, your rent is what is stated in the lease.
They terminated my mothers employment after i quit, they sent her the same type of rental increase letter, and they have since sent me a letter stating my tenancy will be terminated in 60 days due to void lease which they have in their minds was actually created after the letters were delivered. I have indisputable proof that this lease was created before the time they (landlord and new management) believe it was made... I may beleaving some things out, but this is a big portion of my current dilemma.... Please help! Do i have ground to stand on to maintain my tenancy, and can i pursue charges of harassment or discrimination of some sort, or am i mistaken???