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I have a signed contract to lease good through August 31, 2017. I have a signed copy of that lease signed on July 6, 2016. Yesterday, May 1, 2017

1 Answers. Asked on May 02nd, 2017 on Contracts - Florida
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May 1, 2017 a note from Becky Marks, manager appeared on my door saying my rent will go up to $735 as per June 1, 2017. My rate on contract was $633.00. I called last night and again today to find out why the rent was increased over $100. She claimed I signed a lease addendum for units participating in Gov. regulated affordable programs. I do not remember signing this addendum nor do I remember the agent who claimed I signed the addendum. Manager quoted the number 15 clause which is changes in rent based on hud area median gross income. I read this clause and says it is at sole discretion of owner to increase. Everyone in 7 buildings at this complex had a 30 day rent increase to the maximum allowed. Not many of these folks even asked for a contract. I was a realtor for many years and know that copies of everything should be given under contract law to all parties. Not only did I not receive this "addendum" but the manager told now I had a copy and handed me today a copy of this
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Answered on May 04th, 2017 at 8:37 AM

"Not many of these folks even asked for a contract. I was a realtor for many years and know that copies of everything should be given under contract law to all parties." ...beware the perils of being a Google lawyer, as that statement is patently untrue. The issue here will start with the terms of the addendum, and whether its proven that you signed it, not whether you got a copy or remember signing it. If you claim the document was forged, or that its unenforceable, then you have a different issue and will need to hire a tenant/renters lawyer to review the documents and go from there. 

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