Ask the previous owner? If this fails, you`ll see if you can hit in the middle…. In others, if the increase, if $50, you will see if they would be satisfied with $25. It`s easier to keep a good tenant, so you have your room empty in the winter 🙂 You have a written lease that has expired and m2M…… to sign or withdraw the new lease with the increase in rent. Simple and simple. If you want to negotiate with a tenant who probably lied to you and « meet in the middle », then go ahead and start this precedent Second, a written tenancy agreement is created to avoid misinterpretation and accept the essential points of the tenancy agreement. With a well-concluded lease that describes the responsibilities of tenants and landlords, everyone knows where they are and what is expected, and all lower litigation would be avoided. You should be able to go to the origin by checking the tenant documents in the disclosure documents and contacting the former landlord. Depending on how tenant-friendly your jurisdiction is and how good the tenants are, it may be helpful to keep them only for an extra year, but varies in detail.

Oral leases are legally binding. However, this type of agreement is not recommended because tenants and landlords may find problems, for example for rents and sureties. Without anything written, there may be ambiguities about what has been agreed. I am a GDL student (recently graduated) who recently left my apartment because of the rental (respect the 30-day deadline, etc.). This was based on a verbal periodic rental agreement that corresponded to the factors mentioned above in your article (offer, acceptance and consideration by the payment of the monthly rent). We are currently arguing (not in court, but only at odds) over the fact that he is now refusing to repay the $250 bond due to my parents, agreed upon my move last September (2014). In my friend`s case, you can`t just tell her to leave with a 4-day delay in the middle of the agreed fixed term simply because there is no written lease. Although it is a little difficult to prove the agreed end of the lease.