If I’ve lived in my apartment for 10 years and my rent is being raised 25%, how much time does a landlord have to give written notice for that much of an increase?

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If I’ve lived in my apartment for 10 years and my rent is being raised 25%, how much time does a landlord have to give written notice for that much of an increase?

Asked on June 16, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Texas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you are on a month-to-month lease, they have to give you a month (30 days) notice. If you have a written lease for a definite term, they can only increase the rent when the lease is being renewed, but do not have to give you any particular notice (i.e. they can do it any point before you renew the lease, even the day before you renew) unless the lease itself states that a certain amount of notice would be required for rent increases or other changes; if so, you get whatever notice your lease states you get. But if you lease does not specify a notice period, you dont't have to get any notice--again, they can tell you right before renewal.


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