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when do the service of notifications by a landlord become legally binding and enforceable
i am pretty familar the three ways a landlord can notify me of changes to terms of my month to month commercial lease. when landlord posts notice of rent increase on my office door 30 days before the increase takes place, but fails to not also send the same notice in the mail....is the increase in rent a binding/enforceable new term ?
In Leasing Property - Asked by mike s. - Jul 10, 2016
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John P.
Broker/Agent
Glen Burnie, MD

You are "renting" not Leasing by most terms. You have no protection from increases. In my State, if your Lease ends and you wish to stay on, the rent escalates to 1.5 or 2 times the original rent. Most Landlords will force you out or into a new lease of multiple years.

Jul 11, 2016
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Barry S.
Broker/Agent
Yucaipa, CA

The owner can not use passive method for increases must be given in mail or served by a person.

Jul 11, 2016
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Carmen S.
Broker/Agent
Aventura, FL

Landlords always have to balance the need to raise rent (to keep up with the rising costs of owning a building), with the need to keep apartments rented and vacancy rates down. This usually means that, whenever possible, they love keeping good tenants from year to year, and avoiding the time, hassle, uncertainty, and expense of finding new ones. Here's what you can do to tip the scales in your favor, avoid a rental increase, and happily sign your lease for another year.
1. Negotiate a Multi-year Lease: If you know you want to stay put for a couple of years, talk to your landlord about one long lease for the duration of your time there. A two-year lease, for example, will lock in a price you know you are comfortable with, with no large surprise after twelve months.
2. Know the Market: If your landlord tries to raise your rent, do some research, and (kindly) let them know where your apartment stands in relation to others in the area. If it's way out of line, chances are good your landlord will reconsider before you head off to find another place for less money.

Jul 13, 2016
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Lynn K.
Honolulu, HI

every state has tenant/landlord rights and regulations and most are not the same . Also the rules for residential usually differ from the rules and regs of commercial. You didnt say what state you're from but I think you'd be wiser to read them yourself rather then trust an answer from someone thats reading you laws from his or her state . You might get a wrong answer otherwise. Len K bowlturnin@ymail.com

Aug 19, 2016
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