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My question is on the term/type of agreement we have. The

My question is on the term/type of agreement we have. The agreement is titled Independent Living/Retirement Community Lease agreement.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: I am in Norfolk VAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes my question is about the contractural time needed to present a rent increase to the renter

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My four-year old son and I have lived with my elderly

My four-year old son and I have lived with my elderly parents in their rental property for almost 4 years now. The landlords have never officially put us on the lease, but have basically renewed the lease for "four people" since we started staying here. I help out and the place is taken care of. Now this year both of my parents have passed away, my mother just a little over a week ago. I, in good faith, have paid the rent for the next three months. The landlord committee, without even discussing my financial situation with me has suddenly began telling my family that my son and I aren't "real tenants" and they are terminating the lease after the three months (the lease is supposed to be good until next June). They then told me that they might renew the lease for me if I can afford to pay the increase in rent, they suddenly "need" to increase it, although they've never done this in the 9 years my parents have lived here. We rent the parsonage from a church, and I feel that the church committee on several occasions has discriminated and judged me because I am not a member of their church, do not follow their religion, and am a single unwed mother. Keep in mind I cause no trouble, and in the two or three months my parents weren't able to care for themselves or the house, I have done so. It is clean and well-kept, the rent and bills are paid, and I don't have parties or bother anyone actually. I have enough income to stay here and pay rent, but I feel they are going to try to raise it a large amount so that I can't afford to stay here with my little one. I asked how much the increase would be, but they have stated that they "haven't figured that out yet". Do I have any leg to stand on here? I am in Allegheny County Pennsylvania.

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A friend in a non-regulated apartment rental in Ossining, NY

A friend in a non-regulated apartment rental in Ossining, NY moved in last year. They just received notice of a 30% increase upon renewal, that they cannot afford (raising rent from $2200 to $3300/mo). Is there any recourse? Her age is 68

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My rent was recently raised $275 per month. The owners

Hello, my rent was recently raised $275 per month. The owners mailed us a 60-notice saying the rent would increase $275 beginning Oct. 1st. We live in Santa Clara, near the university. Can you please tell me if SC County is rent-controlled, and/or do the owners have the right to raise the rent this much?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: California.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No. I just want to know our renter's rights.

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My parents are currently being displaced from out house that

Good Morning,My parents are currently being displaced from out house that we have been renting on a month-to-month basis for the past 16 years. The owners are breaking ground for a hospital facility similar to a facility that is currently adjacent to my house. I heard from several friends that, since we have been stable tenants and never missed a months' worth of rent, that we are grandfathered into getting some type of compensation for the house or for the costs of moving out? We have stayed in that house for almost half of the life of a 30 year loan. Also, my parents are both retired and are living off of their retirement funds. Please let me know. Thank you.

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My sister moved with my mother in the beginning of this year

My sister moved with my mother in the beginning of this year to take care of her. Because mother's apartment was pretty small for two people they asked landlord to let them move into the bigger apartment in the building. While waiting, they did not request to put my sister in the mother's lease. Last month my mother passed away, before getting a response from the building manager. Now, with my mother gone, management wants my sister out or to pay market price, which is almost 100% more then what my mother paid. But this apartment is where she lives now. We did not expect our mother to pass so suddenly. Is there any chance my sister can keep an apartment by transferring the lease to her name?

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My wife and i own a seven unit compound where we live in

my wife and i own a seven unit compound where we live in Venice CA. Everybody enjoys the sweet vibration here. Unfortunately one of our tenants is becoming more and more aggressive and paranoid. For example she accused one resident of stealing her mail and illegal entry into her apartment, theft of suitcases, vandalism of her auto (all with no proof)

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My landlord attached $95 to my rent altercation he claims

My landlord attached $95 to my rent for plumbing altercation he claims was my fault.I was able to get paperwork from plumber(which wasnt licensed)for bill of $400.I decided just to go along with it so as not to cause any problems but 2 1/2 yrs later Im still paying it and landlord refuses to respond and give me permission to deduct that amount from my rent now.I have notice from him for proof that that was what the rent increase was for.What should I do?And how do I get all my money back that he is stealing from me?Believe me this is only one thing that he has done to me.Theres been harrassment and discrimination and plain mental abuse and stress.Supposedly he sold the property about 8 months ago and a Realty Company the new owner assigned has been dealing with all of us which just gave all of us tenants a 60 day notice 40 days ago claiming they are going to renovate the place but I pinned them down last month and they admitted the original owner. still owns it.Most of us are low income and havent been able to get another place since theyre making us pay rent to them still and come up with funds for a new place from whereever we can and thats been from nowhere so I guess well be out on the street soon.Is. this legal? Ive been here 4 years and my rent has never been late once.

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I live in Michigan in a mobile home park. They provide as

I live in Michigan in a mobile home park. They provide as part of lot rent cable t-v service. now they are going to discontinue that service , is that a rent increase and if it is how much % wise can they increase in Michigan?

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