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After living in the same resident for 14yrs, my landlord who

After living in the same resident for 14yrs, my landlord who lives above me has decided to raise my rent $600 more a month. This includes utilities which he claims is about $300 a monthJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: We live in the same residence. He live above me, the top two stories and part of the first floor was converted to what would be equivalent to a 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment. So the utilities were never separate bills, he just charged me 1/3 of the overall totals. Do I have any rights regarding such a huge increase?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: He just gave me the new lease today. I didn't sign, he also states that this is considered just a room that I'm renting and therefore have very little rightsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, he states that I'm a single lodger what justifies that or how is that determined?

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Barrister

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My mom has been renting the upstairs floor from me for

my mom has been renting the upstairs floor from me for years, I have vacated the property a while ago, however i still use the garage. she has attempted to pay rent to caliber home loan which part of ********** & ********** an attorney that is no longer handling foreclosures in the state of nj due to filing chapter 11 bankruptcythe new attorney has no record of my mom's attempt to make rent payment to the mortgage company,my question is does my mom have rights as a tenant in a foreclosure case?

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Ely

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I currently have no lease. I am renting a two bedroom

I currently have no lease. I am renting a two bedroom apartment for 2,650.00 in Bayridge Brooklyn. My landlord already raised my rent in April 2016 by 100.00 siting increases in taxes and water. Now he wants to increase it again by another 100.00 for September 1st, 2016. Can he do that.......

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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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Ely

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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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LawTalk

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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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LawTalk

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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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legalgems

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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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Ely

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