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Hello, many people have this question. When you rent you usually its for a shorter term like month to month and the terms can change each time that rental agreement is renewed. With a lease usually its for a longer period of time and the terms cannot change while the lease is active. Once the lease expires the terms can change if agreed.
If you are not working with a Realtor, now is the time to consider using one, interview a few and choose the one the one that you are most comfortable with. It will make your search a lot less stressful.
I would suggest you contact a landlord/tenant attorney and ask him or her this question. You can probably get the answer over the phone for free. I would also suggest you have a peaceful conversation with your landlord and hope for the best.
I am not an attorney and cannot give legal advise, however, my humble take on it is as follows: You stated that you are a "month to month" tenant, I assume that this means there is no written agreement. If so it becomes a "gray" area and hard to give a definitive answer. Theoretically if you are month to month and your rent is paid in full prior to the date that you move out, also assuming you did not damage the apartment, I believe you should be entitled to get your security deposit back. Your landlord may disagree with my perspective and if so you may have a legal battle not worth fighting because the expense would probably be greater than your security deposit anyway.
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That depends what kind of lease you have. If you have a rent stabilized lease, your landlord cannot just raise the rent,. With a sub lease or non stabilized lease, most likely it's possible.
if you are in the middle of a lease for an amount of $600, it doesn't seem right to raise the rent, but if the lease is finished and again if you have a non stabilized lease, your landlord may raise the rent. best is to check with the division of housing and community renewal.