Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I live in apartments and the management is trying to back charge us an increased city tax rate of 2.9% for the past month and going forward. I know the rate is subject to change, but don't they have to give us a 30 day written notice of the change and rent increase? The residential rate here in Glendale is 2.2%, are they legally even able to enforce the higher rate without a tax increase? What kind of actions can I and other residents take?

Answer: The answer to your question will depend on (among other things) the specific terms of your rental agreement with the landlord. So you may wish to speak with an attorney, especially given that the answer to your question will also affect other tenants in your building. There are links to free or low-cost legal assistance on this website and the LegalLEARN Helpline toll-free telephone number is 1-866-637-5341.

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  • I live in apartments and the management is trying to back charge us an increased city tax rate of 2.9% for the past month and going forward. I know the rate is subject to change, but don't they have to give us a 30 day written notice of the change and rent increase? The residential rate here in Glendale is 2.2%, are they legally even able to enforce the higher rate without a tax increase? What kind of actions can I and other residents take?

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