Rent Increases FAQ
Can my landlord raise the rent without reason?
- On a month-to-month agreement, your landlord can raise the rent for any reason and does not have to specify the reason.
- However, the notice needs be in writing.
- So until it is in writing you do not have to pay the increased amount.
How much can my landlord raise my rent?
- Once you are on a month-to-month contract your landlord can raise your rent at any time for any amount they choose.
- They must give you 30-day written notice of any such proposed raises.
- If the increase exceeds 10% of the lowest rent charged within a 12 month period, they must give you a 60-day notice.
Is it legal for a landlord to raise the rent during a one-year lease, but not give the tenant the option of leaving if this occurs?
- No. The terms of a fixed-term or one-year lease are “fixed” for the specified period of time.
What are some historical average rent data I can compare against?