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I have been a renter for over 12 years at my complex. I have

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I have been a renter for over 12 years at my complex. I have not had a lease since the first year, I have been there on a month to month lease. Today I returned home and there was a letter with a lease in it and the owner stated that I needed to sign it and that my monthly rent was going up $250.00 per month. This is the first time that he has indicated that he was raising my rent. Is this legal? Is he not suppose to give me at least a months notice before he can raise the rent? I tried giving him my regular rent check and he returned it to me and stated that the rent was now $1250.00 and for me to sign the lease.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.

My name is Eli and I am one of JustAnswer's attorneys. I'll be helping you resolve your matter today.

In Florida, the law requires a FIFTEEN DAY notice to for a landlord to increase the rent on a month by month basis. So your payment WAS valid. He needs to give you a proper 15 days notice beforehand.

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