I live in CA and rent a room in a house. They just raised out rent $250 more with only less than 13 or so days to the first is this even legal TY

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Real Estate Law, California


E.H., Member, Calfiornia Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Check out your renter's rights under California's Department of Consumer Affairs.

Specifically, this booklet will guide you through (look at page 30 regarding raising rent):


The rental raise rules will depend on the type of lease/rental agreement that you signed. For example, California law guarantees you at least 30 days' advance written notice of a rent increase if you have a month-to-month (or shorter period) of a rental agreement.

There are other examples in this booklet. If you have further questions, you could also try contacting the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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