The answer to this question depends on the facts and language of the lease signed by the renter. The landlord is probably entitled to adjust the terms of the month-to-month lease to increase the rent. To double the rent, the landlord must give adequate notice to the renter in order to give the renter an opportunity to leave if they choose to do so. The terms of the lease dictate the renter’s rights and protection in this situation. It would be best to obtain a copy of the lease and to consult with an experienced attorney who can review the facts of your case and educate you on your best course of action.
If you have any further questions regarding real estate law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.