There are many illegal clauses that one can find in a lease. For example, a tenant cannot waive his or her right to a habitable premises in a lease.
Given the facts as you relate them, you shouldn’t have any problem “moving” to Los Angeles to accept a temporary contract job.
The landlord would argue that you are not an original occupant and, despite the fact that you paid rent directly to her agent, she did not waive his right to increase the rent.
A dishwasher is a housing service provided to the tenant as part of the initial rent. It is the landlord’s responsibility to repair the dishwasher.
I reread Rules & Regulations §6.14, which as usual, has the effect of a combination of Seconal and Wild Turkey. Your boyfriend is not an original tenant/occupant, but the landlord still cannot increase the rent.
The California legislature has made it crystal clear that we do not tolerate discrimination against families with children or pregnant women with respect to housing.
The forms you described are legally characterized as “estoppel certificates.” Estoppel is the fancy legal term for preventing a person from asserting a fact or a claim inconsistent with a position they previously maintained.
“Landlords: They are legion, they do not forgive, they do not forget. Expect annual rent increases.”
I have contacted the landlord and all they can say is that “it’s been raised to market value” and “we are not being discriminatory with the unequal increases.” My question is, is it within their (landlords’) rights to raise rents in a disproportional manner?