My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: PA
My landlord recently notified me that he wishes to raise the rent. He's given me one month's notice. He will be raising the rent in March. I advised him that I wish to move out, vacating the apartment by the end of February.
I am not currently under lease with the landlord. I originally had a lease for the first year that I lived here, but that expired over two years ago. Since then I have made monthly payments. My understanding is that I have a periodic tenancy, and the presumption is a monthly period. If that is so, am I ok to give only a month's a notice?
Does the prior lease agreement still govern? The previous lease indicated I was to give 60 days notice, but as he has only given me a month's notice before raising the rent am I not entitled to give him only a month's notice before vacating (my argument would be that his actions tend to indicate a periodic tendacy on a monthly basis)? I can't find my copy of the lease, so I'm not sure how much notice he is required to give prior to raising rent according to the lease.
Thanks for your help!