My landlord notified me and my boyfriend on June 24 that she would be increasing our rent from $850 to $1200 starting Aug 1 --a whopping 41% !!! We advised her that we would be moving out by Aug 31st--needing time to find suitable housing here on the NH/Mass border it is very tough. We gave her a $850 deposit back in June 2000 -moved in as of July 2000.
1st--can a landlord really raise our rent that much?
2nd--she said she was placing an ad and would be showing the place during the last 2 weeks of our tenancy-but we don't want her in here with a bunch of strangers. I beleive that we only have to let her in to do repairs, even though our lease mentions she can show the place. Does the lease or the law take presidence here.
3rd--we heard somewhere about our deposit being returned to us with interest, and that she should have told us where it was being held-but she didn't. Is the interest calculated from the date we gave it to her--and how much? and where has our money been all this time?