Posted by elsieb on November 12, 2001 at 13:59:51:
In Reply to: Preparing for Court Battle w/Landlord 11/16/01 posted by Anthony Quinones on November 10, 2001 at 11:43:23:
unless you had a lease w/ the prior owners which has to be honored when the new owners take over, you are out of luck. You dont have to be informed when the house is for sale. As a new owner, he is entitled to make renovations as well as ask you to leave since you are a month to month tenant. Although, it doesnt sound as if he gave you a proper 30 day notice to move. As a owner, he is entitled to make repairs and as many as he sees fit. Why didnt you offer to pay the $900 rent and continue living there? Your mistake was believing you were 'entitled' to the same renovations due to the increase. He has the right to increase your rent, without your approval, with or without renovations. Now, you're on his bad side. You do have rights as a tenant and should contact the electrical company if you dont have any service. This is illegal and can fall under harrassment. You should also contact local authorities if you have no heat in the winter. But ultimately, you will have to move.
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