I was just told yesterday by my neighbor that not only are our leases due for renewal come Nov. 1st, but that we have a rent increase as well. Question is- how much of a notice does the landlord have to give for this to be legal? How many days?If notice is rec'd hand delivered on 11/08/08 by landlord that rent will increase (by 11%!) beginning Jan. 1, 2009 (current lease expires 12/31/08); what is time period tenant is required to sign the new lease/ or give notice to move out. My landlord is requiring we do one or the other by 11/30/08. Am I really required by law to sign a new lease while the current lease is still in effect? I would like to have more time and he isn't even giving 30 days. He is also changing the grace period to the 3rd of the month with a late fee of $200 and 10% of any unpaid rent. Isn't the standard $50 and grace period 5 days? Are the any laws protecting the tenant here?