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I rent an apartment on a monthly basis. About four months ago, my landlord gave me a letter saying the rent was going to go up by $200 a month. I meant to call him to say I could not afford this, but I forgot. I did not increase my payments, which are made by debit from my bank account,

by Guest775  |  6 years, 7 month(s) ago

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I rent an apartment on a monthly basis. About four months ago, my landlord gave me a letter saying the rent was going to go up by $200 a month. I meant to call him to say I could not afford this, but I forgot. I did not increase my payments, which are made by debit from my bank account, so I did not pay the increase this month. Now I have another letter from my landlord that is headed "Notice of Termination for Substantial Breach”. It says if I don't pay the increase in rent in 14 days, I have to move out. Can the landlord do that?

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  1. Guest775

     Yes. If you did not reply to the notice about the increase in rent and say that you would be leaving, the law implies that you accepted the increase as a new term in your tenancy agreement. By staying in the premises and saying nothing, your conduct implied that the increase in rent was agreeable to you.

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