Dear PAO,

My lease agreement with Lina is about to expire. She told me the lease may be renewed if the rent is increased to 200 percent. I offered a reasonable 50 percent increase, but Lina declined, and she demanded that I vacate the property after the expiration of our lease, or she would file an ejectment case against me. I am now worried and have asked some relatives what to do. One suggested that I avail myself of consignation and let the court decide the fair rental rate of said property. Is consignation the appropriate remedy to settle the issue of the reasonableness of the rent?

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