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By  BurnInDemonFire  |  26

"What's that?"
"It's a sconce."
"A what?"
"You know, a light fixture that you put on the wall."
"Oh. It makes the place look a lot nicer."
"Thanks."
"I'll have to increase your rent, though, since these improvements have raised the value of the flat."
"You're kidding, right?"
"Nope. Gimme money. Now."

By  Stiggy Davidson  |  3

depending on the region you live in you can speak to the municipal renatls board and have the rent hike thrown out if you can prove you did the repairs. as well as you are required by law to be given a minimum of 30 days notice of a rent increase

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By  BurnInDemonFire  |  26

"What's that?"
"It's a sconce."
"A what?"
"You know, a light fixture that you put on the wall."
"Oh. It makes the place look a lot nicer."
"Thanks."
"I'll have to increase your rent, though, since these improvements have raised the value of the flat."
"You're kidding, right?"
"Nope. Gimme money. Now."

By  Stiggy Davidson  |  3

depending on the region you live in you can speak to the municipal renatls board and have the rent hike thrown out if you can prove you did the repairs. as well as you are required by law to be given a minimum of 30 days notice of a rent increase

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  tounces7  |  26

Value is determined by the Landlord and whoever is willing to pay it, so yeah, it can "add value" if the Landlord is a dickhead, which he clearly is.

I'd just remove everything that I fixed though.

By  ninesouls  |  6

They would have to come to an agreement and if no agreement is made the landlord can legally give her 30 day notice and vice versa. they can try to raise the rent in a lease but again, both parties have to agree and if the tenant does not there is no legal action the landlord can take until the lease is up.

By  Nhayaa  |  15

Er I do know now why I enjoy so much reading FMLs. Everyday your stories are a reminder -despite what's happening these past few months- of how happy I am to live in France... I don't pay any bill when I go to the ER, my landlord can't increase my rent or kick me out whenever he wants, I can't be fired from my job for shitty reasons and so on... Thank you FML.

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  TxKitten79  |  9

A landlord CAN'T kick people out here whenever they want, nor can they just raise the rent anytime they want. There are laws to prevent such things. But just like any country, there are unethical people who try to break laws regardless.