Sorry for the delay in responding.
If the lease says that these items are included, then they are included. My concern is that the lease may also say that increases are possible as long as a certain amount of notice is provided to you. If it does say that, then increases are possible. If it does not say that, then you do not need to pay it.
Allowances for increases are sometimes allowed due to changes in circumstances (trash, sewer, etc.). But your written contract
is all that matters here, so if someone like the landlord promises something verbally, it means zero.
If you are not currently in a lease, then your rights are even less because that means you are on a month-to-month basis and the landlord can change items with much less notice --- usually a month. And no, the terms of your old lease would no longer apply. The new terms can be whatever you two agree on.
As for the items needing to be repaired, you can fix all those items and deduct the cost from your rent if you have given the landlord "written" (not verbal) notice of the repairs. Thank you.
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