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We presently rent a commercial unit and our lease is due to

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we presently rent a commercial unit and our lease is due to expire in July 2017. The landlord has advised us today that he is increasing the rent by $2000. more . Is this legal or is there a percentage that the rent can be raised by law.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: We are in Ontario,Canada
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Only the originally lease that was signed last year .
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, we just want to know if this is allowed and if we have a legal right
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this.

What is the original lease say about renewals and rent increases?

Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Did you get a chance to read my question to you? I cannot answer you in a meaningful way until I gather the appropriate information. There is no charge for us going up and back of course.


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