My landlord just called and said she want’s to raise my rent next year. I haven’t been looking for another apartment and there is not much time left. She has another person who would like my apartment, but I don’t want to say that I will or will not renew the lease until I’ve had a chance to look for alternatives.
How much time does she have to give me by law? What are the laws concerning lease renewal? Do I, as a current tenant, have first shot at next year’s lease over another prospective renter? Is there a time before which a landlord may not enter into “next year’s” lease agreement unless I specifically state I intend to Not renew?