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 should 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 s/he chooses.
  • S/he must give you 30-day written notice of any such proposed raises.
  • If increase exceeds 10% of the lowest rent charged within a 12 month period, s/he must give you 60-days 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.