The answers to these questions will be found in your lease. If there is a lease, rent can only be increased as allowed under the terms of the lease. The lease determines whether or not and how often the landlord can raise the rent. If the tenant does not have a lease, the landlord must give a sixty (60) day notice of any rent increase. Such increase may occur as frequently as the landlord desires as long as the sixty (60) day notice is given. The best protection against rent increases is a long term lease that prohibits or restricts rent increases during its term. When a lease expires, the landlord can offer a new lease at an increased rent without prior notice.
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