Let's take the easy part first-- the landlord cannot increase your rent for any reason if you have a written lease stating clearly the monthly rent. He can evict you for non-payment of rent or if you do not pay all of the rent. He would have to give you a 7-day notice to cure the defect (pay the rent) and then he can start eviction proceedings against you. However, if you worked out a payment plan with him and he accepted it, I think you could make the argument that his acceptance of the partial payment waived his right for that month to evict for non-payment b/c his actions accepted the plan. At least I think that's a good argument. That doesn't mean that he is now obligated to do that every month. But he could probably evict you for the water bill if that is not taken care of. I know it's a big mess but that's the way it can get sometimes. But it's the end of your post that bothers me b/c you mentioned a land contract. Uusally that is for someone buying a house and not renting it. That could call for a different legal analysis so I can't really say for sure until I know precisely what's going on. Clarification and more information is needed for a proper answer.