Hello, we live in Buho, near Tagaytay, in an apartment. Our rent is 3,500 a month. We have been here two years, never lagging behind on rent or utilities. Our owner told us two months ago that we had to get out because he needs his place. We`ve been here two months. We couldn`t find a suitable place to move. I went today to pay the rent, or discuss an agreement to extend another month or even half a month. Our landlord won`t answer his door. We know he`s angry. I see in your information here that we are entitled to three months` notice in this case. It`s true? We`re in Buho, Silang, Cavite. Our course our owner has more train with the local barangay than us.
What are our rights? Thank you, Eric King, good morning. I hope you can help me with my aunt`s problem with her owner. My aunt has been renting an apartment for 2 years now, and in the middle of this year she had some financial problems and told her landlord that she could no longer pay her rent and that she had to evacuate the place to look for a cheaper one. At that point, my aunt is a few months behind on her rent. The landlord did not let her move until she could pay the unpaid rent. Can the owner do that? My aunt was threatened and scared and still lives in this apartment with her two sons. She volunteered to move into a cheaper apartment, which also owned my landlord, which was empty for a while, but the owner still disagreed. For a few months, she paid the rent, but most can`t.
I think my aunt already owed the landlord five months` rent. And still afraid to move because of their unpaid rents. I hope you can help me. I also asked my aunt to consult her advice on how to solve this problem. Elaine, here`s the answer/p. 3. Monthly rent and maximum increase. “From January 1, 2002 and for a period of three (3) years later, which expires on December 31, 2004, the monthly rent of all housing units in the national capital and in other heavily urbanized cities should not exceed seven thousand five hundred pesos (P7,500.00) and the monthly rent of all housing units all other areas are no more than four thousand pesos (P4,000.00) should not be increased annually by the landlord, landlord, existing contracts by more than ten per cent (10%).