Is there a certain legal amount that a landlord can raise your rent, or can they raise it any amount and because they tell you they havn’y raised your

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Florida


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area of the law.  I presume that you are in a month to month tenancy. Under this tenancy, the landlord may increase the rent after the end of the month.  There is no legal limit.  the limit is essentially the fair market value.  If the landlord is not charging a fair price and is not discriminating against you improperly (i.e. race, sex, gender, religion) then there is not a whole lot you can do here.

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