FAQs about Rent Increase:

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.

Average Rent in Isla Vista:

2020:
  • Room in private home = $1,208
  • Studio apartment = $1,602
  • 1 bedroom = $1,661
  • 2 bedrooms = $2,947
  • 3 bedrooms = $4,955
  • 4 bedrooms = $6,283
  • 5 bedrooms = $6,942
  • 6 bedrooms = N/A
  • 7 bedrooms = $12,906
  • 8 bedrooms = N/A
2019:
  • Room in private home = $970
  • Studio apartment = N/A
  • 1 bedroom = $1,535
  • 2 bedrooms = $2,568
  • 3 bedrooms = $3,670
  • 4 bedrooms = $4,201
  • 5 bedrooms = $5,907
  • 6 bedrooms = $9,037
  • 7 bedrooms = N/A
  • 8 bedrooms = N/A
2018:
  • Room in private home = $1,177
  • Studio apartment = $1,339
  • 1 bedroom = $1,518
  • 2 bedrooms = $2,707
  • 3 bedrooms = $3,748
  • 4 bedrooms = $4,601
  • 5 bedrooms = N/A
  • 6 bedrooms = N/A
  • 7 bedrooms = $8,950
  • 8 bedrooms = $10,400
2017:
  • Room in private home = $1,209
  • Studio apartment = $1,195
  • 1 bedroom = $1,451
  • 2 bedrooms = $2,598
  • 3 bedrooms = N/A
  • 4 bedrooms = $4,591
  • 5 bedrooms = $65,085
  • 6 bedrooms = N/A
  • 7 bedrooms = N/A
  • 8 bedrooms = N/A