Can a landlord increase rent without a 30-day notice?

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Can a landlord increase rent without a 30-day notice?

Our landlord sent a letter to us regarding a rent increase. She sent it certified but it does not give a 30-day notice. We are month-to-month.

Asked on October 11, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Indiana

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are on a month-to-month lease with your landlord for the unit you are occupying, your landlord under the laws of most states is required to give you at least thirty (30) days written notice of any rent increase where the rent increase does not become effective until the passage of this time period.

In your situation since it appears that you did not receive proper notice from your landlord regarding the rent increase, you should write him or her about the irregularities stating the set date when the rent for the unit you are occupying increases keeping a copy of this letter for future reference.

Depending upon the rental market where you reside, you might consider looking for another place to stay if the amount of the increase is too much for you.

Good luck.


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