ANSWERS: 8
  • Without a contract or lease - your landlord can do whatever she wants
  • read between the lines,she wants to piss you off so you will move and she can rerent. yes your landlord can do what she wants if you don't have a contract. that is with in the boundries of the law,certain laws are binding with or without a contract,anything hazardous can be tested in court.
  • yes it is as you do not have a lease and what makes it hard if you have no lease you may be told to move out if you do not want to pay rent increases ,but i would still seek some advice legally if i were you as you the insurance and late fees would concern me.
  • Most leases have a clause where you have to give them a certain number of month's notice. Before the lease was out, you probably would have had to not only tell her, but pay penalties. There should also be a clause about going month-to-month, and what that entails. At this point, you are month-to-month, implied, if you are still there, or never told her you were leaving. YOU are responsible for the rent. She couldn't even SHOW it until you were gone, and if she didn't know when that happened, how could she rent it to anyone else? Check those clauses. It may not be on the side you signed, but on the back (or another piece of paper that's PART of the lease YOU signed called "Provisions" or something like that). AND, landlords have the right to raise rents and require renter's insurance on a new lease. Since the old one's run out, you are on a month-to-month agreement. It may depend upon where you are (state, county, city, etc.), but yes. I believe it's totally legal. FIND THOSE PROVISION CLAUSES and follow them to the letter. YOU can be sued and/or prosecuted.
  • yes they can.. but they still have to give notice as to ANY changes..
  • So you promised to live there for six months at a certain rate and now refuse to promise anything at all? Can leave at a moment's notice? . Neither you or your landlord have any security now. It's not a good situation. . How it works is that it's cheaper to keep someone in at a lower rate than it is to advertise for new people and clean out an empty apartment/house and hope that someone will come and move in. . But you aren't promising anything. . I recommend you meet with the landlord and play Let's Make a Deal. Or move for greener pastures. Which is what your landlord thinks you're planning to do anyway.
  • I just got my answer from another lawyers site. According to the attorney she can't charge late charges as there is nothing in writing and if we want to stay until Spring or 2010 pay the fees and keep track and sue in small claims court when we leave. Also we never complained about the rent increases and she knows we can't leave as I have a doberman and rentals are hard to find even with a pet deposit. We have never asked her to fix anything or refused any request from her. With times being hard she has just started with all this.
  • Yes. Once your lease was up, your rental switched to a month-to-month tenancy by operation of law. Your rent is due at the same time it was during the initial six months. Any party can change the terms of the lease with 30 days notice. Thus, you don’t have to agree to pay more or get renters insurance, but if you do not your landlord can evict you. As for late fees, the landlord can require them with 30 days notice of the policy. Also, the landlord can sue you for breach of contract and receive what they are actually out as a result of the breach (note: a late fee is nothing more than liquidated damages for breach of the contract).

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