Hoping someone on here has some useful advice/knowledge. My one year lease finishes at end of this month. Slumlord phoned me at beginning of Feb to see if I would be staying. I am used to landlords not bothering with the paperwork once they know you're solid, you pay on time, etc etc. Anyway once I said yes, he said he was increasing rent by $15 a week. I was a bit shocked at that, but whatever, media beat ups about rental market at the moment etc. Say it's a lot but agree to it. Hear nothing else. Then the new lease arrives yesterday. He's actually put the rent up $23 a week. Alnost $100 a month. I live on my own. This is crap. I am thinking of just posting it back to him with a post-it-note saying he's miscalculated as my first course of action. He can then try and grow the cajones to negotiate properly, and give me the option of choosing to vacate the premises if I don't want to pay the full increase. Does anyone have any advice about anything esle I should be doing with Dept of Consumer Affairs or whatever to help record the negotiations/potential dispute. What an A-hole!