Most rentals now get rented withing a couple of weeks.
Most owners want you to start paying rent within 30days, but you could be competing against others who can start paying in a couple of weeks.
So max is about 30days...2-3 weeks is probably better.... more
If you have a valid agreement at a particular monthly rent, then the rent cannot be increased during the term of the lease except as provided in the lease itself. Normally, no rent increases occur during the lease period. However, once the lease term is over, usually 30 days prior to the end, they will notify you of the rent for the period after the end of the old lease.
Most leases provide for 30 day notice. They can increase your rent every 30 days simply by providing you notice 30 days in advance that it will go up, once you have finished the original term and do not sign a new lease (if you go on month-to-month).
Your attorney will likely tell you that for the lease to be valid then both parties must be authorized to sign and the terms must be understood and agreed to by both parties. If the management was not authorized to sign or required approval by someone else which they never got, then the lease itself may not be valid. If there was an error in their favor, would they be so quick to have it corrected? If the rent is unreasonably low or unreasonably high as determined by a court, then the lease might also be invalidated, but only your attorney can help you determine if this is the case.... more