real estate


Question by  Phil (103)

Can a landlord change the terms of a lease?


Answer by  patti (29325)

No. When two parties have a contract, both parties must agree to a new contract. One party cannot unilaterally change the terms of the first contract.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Once the lease has been signed it cannot be changed until the lease is up. However, if you violate the terms of the lease, then the landlord can change the lease with notice, in writing, of your violation of the lease. Usually a prior notice is issued when this would happen.


Answer by  pintz (6)

yes..a landlord change the terms of a lease because his desire is to own the land and to be able to get more money


Answer by  Richard88 (391)

Yes, if the old lease has expired and technically you are no longer under contract. No, if you are still in your lease. If you have a month-to-month lease, then the contract technically expires each month, they can change the terms with notice, usually something like 30 days. Their intent to change may be a negotiating position.


Answer by  Someone83 (166)

They can however, they must notify the tenant that there are changes. Though the tenant will have to sign the contract saying that he or she agrees with the terms.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A landlord can only change the terms of a lease if: 1. You sign and agree to the new terms, if it is before the lease expires. 2. If a new lease agreement is offered when the prior one expires. 3. The property has changed owners.


Answer by  diya (29)

Landlord cannnot change the terms of lease without prior notice to the tennant. if he do so the tennant have rights to file sue against him. orelse the land lord should tell the tennant before their agreement. sudden change is not possible without any prior notice. as iam concern it is not as per law.

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