You have a very active imagination... Who da f*** talks about all those kind of details with their landlord? I saw mine once or twice a year, and I can promise you I never gave him any financial information after my lease was signed. And we have a good relationship.blitzforce wrote: ↑Oct 12th, 2017 5:58 pm"If the OP's landlord hadn't been neglectful for the past 5 years and then greedy this year" You are also making the assumption that the landlord never increased rent because he/she forgot. Let's be honest here, 4 years of no rent increase...this can only mean that the landlord is a dumbass, not because "Hey your financial situation wasn't that good before, that's why I did not increase rent. I've recently heard that you've been promoted with a big salary increase. I think it's time I start charging a regular price".
I'm not saying the landlord forgot. I'm saying they neglected to increase the rent for 5 years. Whether it's because they thought they were being nice, or they forgot, or it was too much hassle, or their religion only allows rent increases in years ending with a 7... Who knows. Not me. Not you.