Can my landlord raise my rent by $200 in1 month?

I rent from a private owner.

Asked on December 14, 2011 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If  you have a written lease, then not during the middle of the lease term, only when it's up; if  you have an oral lease, it can be done on 30 days notice. In either event, if the apartment is not rent-controlled and there is no public subsidy (e.g.  Section 8) used  to pay for  it, the owner probably can raise the rent by this much when he/she is able to...though you need to check the laws of your particular state (so you may wish to re-post  your question with more detail), since some states (like NJ) do put some limits on rent increases. Good luck.


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