I posted a question to you on 6-5-08 and really need an answer ASAP as my LL is now said he is going to evict me. My ”Q” was if my CA LL can tell me that when my 1yr lease ends (7-1-08) my new rent will b 1500 Mo 2 Mo (No mention of deposit) then a Mo later say it 1600 + 1600 dep., then virbal agreement of 1500, then 2 days later tell me 1600 + 1600 dep. pd b4 7-1-08 so 2 hold the apt. I already live in for myself. When I moved in last year LL chose to wave deposit (1000 at d time). Can LL now ask 4 deposit 1 year later? Can he keep changing rent agreement once virbal (w/wittness’s) and ask me to pay b4 my lease end n Im pd up to 7-1-08 (I pd rent 1yr in full when moved in)? Now on 6-6-08 LL gives me new rent contract (first written notice of increase) n wants me to pay 1600 dep. by 6-24-08 so 2 hold my own apt. for myself. N that I MUST pay 1600 on 7-1-08 or he evict me. Don’t I have right 2 a 30 day ”written” notice of increase which would have been on 6-6-08 right? What can I do? What are my rights here in CA? PLEASE HELP not much time left!!!!
Renters Rights I posted a question to you on 6-5-08 and really need an answer…
Re: Renters Rights
Tough question (Sorry to be late, but I have been in hospital and recovering for 2 months).
If you had verbal agreement, it is as valid as a written agreement, but harder to prove. He must give 60 days notice on raising rent after 1 year.
He can ask for deposit, and, again, depends on your prior oral agreement what kind of notice is needed.
E-mail, or call my office, if you need more, but, basically, I would negotiate with him, since eventually you’ll have to pay deposit plus increase.
Robert L. Bennett
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