My landlord is raising my rent by 20%, is this legal?

My landlord is raising my rent by 20%, is this legal?

Answer:

Whether your landlord can raise your rent depends on if you have a lease or a rental agreement, however if you have a month-to-month (or shorter) periodic rental agreement, the landlord must give you at least 30 days' advance written notice of a rent increase.


The landlord must give you at least 30 days' advance notice if the rent increase is 10 percent (or less) of the rent charged at any time during the 12 months before the rent increase takes effect.


The landlord must give you at least 60 days' advance notice if the rent increase is greater than 10 percent of the rent charged at any time during the 12 months before the rent increase takes effect. 2

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