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Rental Basics in Arlington Heights : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Ellen Friedman answered:
Self-extending leases are legal. The standard ones (if that's what you have) require that either side notify the other if the lease is not being renewed by a certain number of months prior to the expiration. In your case it was one month. It sounds as though your lease auto-renewed with all of its terms intact. I have not seen the lease, but based on what you have written it is my opinion that once the lease self-renewed neither side could change the terms, and a rent increase is a change in terms. If the landlord gives you a hard time you might think of talking to an attorney.

Ellen G. Friedman, Keller Williams Realty,
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