rent every 2 years by 10% and recently gave me 60 days notice for 20% increase. I have always paid my rent on time and have been a model tenant. I have a small dog which has never been a problem as there are cats here too. Owner's son moved in and tenants move 2x so son can have apts. Son just married. Each move, the owner upgraded the apts.Owner told he could not upgrade mine as he would have to raise my rent of which he has done. My unit is prime and wanted by son and wife. I do not have airconditionting, dishwasher, 2 car garage, microwave, new carpeting (mine is 14 years old) hardwood floors, new paint (never painted since move in). I pay about $100 less than others. Do I have a right to request upgrades being current like the others. Owner told me he only needs to do
Unless you live in a rent-controlled apartment, the owner can give you notice to terminate a month to month lease and simply file a UD or Ejectment after that.
The notice period is 60 days because you've lived there more than a year.
With respect to upgrades, etc., if the landlord wants more money for the lease, then you have a right to request the upgrades that the other tenants are getting. However, the landlord is under no obligation to do anything other than give you notice terminating the tenancy.
If you are in a rent-controlled area, then you may have rights as set out in whatever ordinances you have in your county or municipality. However your question comes from Mountain View and I think they rejected a rent control ordinance.
I would have to say unless you have another place to move to, you may very well be stuck with what you have at the price you are paying. I would tread lightly if this is all you can afford.
If the landlord is trying to force you out anyway, you may be entitled to rental relocation assistance. See link here:
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You should absolutely consult with a local attorney versed in landlord tenant law. There appears to be more going on here that can only be sorted through by a knowledgeable attorney.
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