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?

1 Bd1,4511,5181,5351,661
2 Bd2,5982,7072,5682,947
3 BdN/A3,7483,6704,955
4 Bd4,5914,6014,2016,283
5 Bd5,085N/A5,9076,942
6 BdN/AN/A9,037N/A
7 BdN/A8,950N/A12,906
8 BdN/A10,400N/AN/A