Can my landlord change the price of my rent even though I’ve already signed the lease but they haven’t?

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Can my landlord change the price of my rent even though I’ve already signed the lease but they haven’t?

Asked on November 27, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, until you have a written lease signed by both the landlord and tenant there is no meeting of the minds and no contract. As such, the landlord is free to change the monthly rental price of the unit and the prospective tenant can then agree or disagree with the new proposal.


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