If you're on a monthly agreement, all he has to do is give you 30 days notice. 60 days for increases over 10%. For any reason or no reason.
Maybe landlord is a jerk, or maybe he actually provided you a discount on rent while you were employed. Why don't you sit down and talk to him about it.
But before you consider talking with your landlord, talk with a lawyer who represents employees. If your landlord was wholly or partially compensating you for the work you did for him by giving you free or reduced rent, it is likely that he may have violated state labor laws. You may be owed wages and penalties by your employer/landlord.
This is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided is a general statement of the law. Reviewing a case and giving legal advice to a client requires more information than can be exchanged in this format. If you need legal advice, contact an experienced tenants' attorney.
Your landlord might mean he's withdrawing any rent credit or rent reduction you've been getting as a resident apartment manager. Consulting with an employment attorney about possible wage and hour violations wouldn't hurt.
I agree with Attorney Driscoll.
In addition, Civil Code Section 1942.5 prohibits a landlord from engaging in certain acts-including raising rent-in retaliation for a tenant's peaceful and lawful exercise of a legal right. If your landlord is retaliating against you for quitting your job, that might fall within the scope of the statute.
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