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

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I have been a renter at my complex for over 12 years. I originally signed a one year lease, since then I have been on a month to month. Today 12/31/2009 I came home from work to discover an envelope on my door step from my landlord. On the envelope he had written for me to sign the lease, keep the copy, and return it to him. It is a one year lease and it states the my rent is being raised to $1250.00 per month effective 1-1-2010. I had already written out my rent check and I dropped it off to him then I went out for the evening. When I returned he had returned my check in an envelope and had written that the rent was now $1250.00 and for me to sign the lease. I wrote a note stating that I believe he needed to give me at least a 30 day written notice before he could raise my rent and that I wanted to have an attorney look at the lease before I signed anything and gave him back my original rent check.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.

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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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