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    Can our landlord change our rent price last minute? Our landlord came by yesterday demanding rent and late fees that where charged to us because it is late. He made a verbal agreement with us stating that we would pay our rent at the end of the month. However he is now charging is fees for the whole month. He cussed me out for over 30minutes trying to figure out how much we owe him. Before he left he also told me that rent was going up $100 for this next month which is in just a few days. Normally rent is $550 but he is demanding us to pay $835 now due to the late fees. We have the money to pay the landlord, but at the same time after cussing me out, the fact we have mold some some form of fungus growing in the house and the fact that one of the tenants fell through the deck after we told him there was a bad board we really dont know if we owe him anything. We are looking for a new place and will be giving the landlord a 30day notice of our intent to move out tomorrow. During this 30day peroid do we owe him rent? And can he really sue us for anything we don't pay?

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    A landlord always has the option to sue but that does not mean he will win. I don't believe you can change the rent last minute without any notice. This is why it is always best to have an agreement in writing.
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