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I live with my girlfriend. Im not on the lease. Landlord doesnt know that I live here. Can they increase rent?

San Francisco, CA |

I've lived with my girlfriend and her son for three years. She originally got the apartment and lease with her sister 6 years ago, but her sister moved out before I moved in. I am not on the lease, nor does the landlord know that I live here. Can they increase rent if we disclose that I live here? We always pay rent on time and have been good tenants.

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Attorney answers 1


It really depends on what the agreement says. It might also depend on whether your tenancy is subject to rent control.

The above is not intended to be legal advice, but may be used for general information. Please contact an attorney for specific help tailored to your needs.