Posted by ali on June 30, 2000 at 09:57:53:
In Reply to: Re: New owner is doubling my rent posted by KD on June 29, 2000 at 12:38:45:
: This is cute...
: The new owner just called me again...ten minutes after the $1700 offer. Offering me $1500 month-to-month and pleading with me to make a snap decision on whether I'm staying or not. This after finding out just yesterday, and without anything on paper. Plus, my rent is due on the 1st, so is he trying to raise my rent $525 two days before it's due without any kind of due process? And he says he's just trying to be a 'nice guy' and 'work things out with me' without having to go through the lawyers. I just told him that I need to make phone calls and talk to people before I knew what my situation was, and that I can't make any official decisions til I see something on paper. Hey, I don't care if he wants to evict me, I know I can't afford $1850+ for a real lease anyway. But making me pay $1500/mo instead of $975/mo while I look for a place ain't 'helping me out' like he says. I'm a wrong, or is this guy being unreasonable calling me every ten minutes for a decision?
he sounds like a jerk (no, you're not wrong!), and as far as i know, he has to give you 30 days notice in writing of rent increases or eviction. You can't be compelled to make a "snap" decision, and you don't have to decide anything until he notifies you in writing.
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