You can speak with the landlord and mention all the above, and that it is unreasonable to raise it that amount and that you may have to look for another place to rent and that you will look to see if you can get someone, to take over your lease.
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We are on the second year of our lease, it just renewed in May, and it for another year.
Us 3 that live there split the rent 3 ways, equalling $583/pp. Our landlord said that if one of our boyfriends moves in he will raise the rent another $583. He has noticed my boyfriend being here a lot. Yes my boyfriend sleeps here a lot, but is gone at 7am with me, and doesn't come back until 6 or 7pm. I agree that it is excessive, and the place is not worth that much a month.
There are other issues that can come into play, is it a 2 family home, a single family home, a condo?
Does the owner live in part of it?
How long is your lease?
He could be sending a clear signal that he just doesn't want the additional person.
I am available should you wish to discuss it further.
Your landlord is interested in have a good tenant that pays the rent and hopefully he is reasonable and will adjust your rent a small amount to cover the excess in the electric, the heat, the water.