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Do you have a written fixed term lease currently in force or are you month to month?
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A landlord in a month to month tenancy may increase the rent, but they are required to give more than 3 or 4 days notice. Thirty days prior notice is standard and typical.
So, the increase in rent should not be starting until December 1, as that would be the next date rent is due.
If they try to evict you fro not paying the increase in November then you can assert the lack of notice as a defense and also file a counterclaim for unlawful eviction.
You can also serve notice in writing on them that they are not to access your apartment, other than for emergencies or other lawful reasons, without giving notice. Otherwise, you can file trespassing charges on them and also sue for civil damages.