Can the rental office just raised monthly rent 2 days after signing the lease? 9 Answers as of February 21, 2014

I just signed a lease on Feb. 12th for a 2 bedroom. This morning on Feb 14th I received a note from my rental office saying that my monthly rent will be raised to 901 dollars next month. Can they actually do this?

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The Krone Law Firm, LLC | Norman B. Krone
As a general rule, NO. However, you need to read your Lease to determine the terms.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 2/21/2014
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
If it is a month to month tenancy, they must give you thirty days written notice before any rent increase can occur. That is the major disadvantage of a month to month tenancy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2014
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
If you signed a month to month and not a term lease, yes, this is legal.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/18/2014
Casler Law Offices PLLC
Casler Law Offices PLLC | Carlton C. Casler
No, the landlord and/or property manager cannot change the amount of your rent after you signed a fixed term lease UNLESS there is something in the lease that permits the landlord to raise the rent if specific circumstances arise and then those precise circumstances actually arise. If the landlord included that type of language and told you those circumstances would not likely arise, but the landlord knew those circumstances WOULD arise, then you may be able to rescind the lease based on fraudulent representations by the landlord.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 2/18/2014
MatthewR. Schutz, Esq | Matthew R. Schutz
No you have a lease with them. The rent is what the lease says it is. Assuming you have a copy executed by the LL Or his agent. I would send the first months rent and why you are not paying the overage. They may try to evict in LT Court but they will get nowhere.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 2/18/2014
    Law Office of Richard Winkler | Richard Winkler
    If you have a document signed by both parties that provides for a different rent, the rent provided in the written lease agreement controls.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 2/18/2014
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    Look at the lease. If it allows it, then yes they can. But I have a suspicion that your rental payment should have been fixed for the year.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 2/18/2014
    Stuart P Gelberg
    Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
    No! The lease controls.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/18/2014
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