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READ YOUR LEASE. Line by line to see if it allows an increase during the TERM of the lease.

You should also look in the local telephone directory for a free LEGAL AID clinic, where you can consult with a lawyer for free , about your rights in the matter. There may be laws in your state that require advance notice of a rent increase, or other legal remedies that you can use. Get educated about your rights, quickly.

AnswerReading ANY agreement throughly is excellent advice, although it would be better for most consumer's if they took such action before making a commitment. It is somewhat ridiculous to expect the average consumer to read the entire contractual agreement and understand all the legal "mumbo-jumbo", however one should make their best effort to do so. Lenders/landlords know that only about one in fifty people actually read what they are signing, and often put in provisions that have never been fully explained. There are "Uncertainty Principle" laws that one can use as a valid defensive tactic in many such situations. Consulting the state statutes or contacting the state Housing Authority might provide more specific information. AnswerI was thinking in terms of the jurisdiction in which I live.

Here in Ontario, Canada, we have the "plain language law " that has completely changed the way in which contracts and leases are worded. They have to be understandable by the "average person" not a Philadelphia lawyer.

We also have a Provincial tenants and Landlords Act that sets out exactly what each side can and cannot do in a rental situation, and that office is available 24/7 by a 1 800 toll free line.

It is so much easier to do rental business in this country, where we have only 10 Provinces, instead of 50 states, each with it's own separate set of laws to contend with.

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