How much and how often your rent can go up?

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Old Nov 28th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Check your lease for what it says. Check the town, county and state laws which may limit your landlord on rental increases (it would be a rent control law applicable to mobile homes). If there are no laws then your lease is what determines it. If there is no lease then you are on a month to month lease and there is no limit on how often the lot rent can be raised - but you must be given 30 days notice of a rental increase.

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That article only deals with CA rentals and does not apply to other states.

If you have a current lease without a provision for rent increases, your rent should not increase through the duration of that lease. If you have a month to month agreement, you rent can be increased. This amount and frequency depends again on what state you are in. Some state limit the amount of frequency of rent increases. Also, some areas of rent controlled housing have limits on rent increases. Please post your state and we can tell you more about increase limits.

If you live in a state with no law on rent increases and do not live in a rent controlled area, the LL can increase rent as much and as frequently as he desires unless it is in retaliation for something you did (which you were entitled to do by law) or unless it is based solely on discriminatory reasons. In these states, your only recourse is to give the required amount of notice and vacate.
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Does this law apply to mobile homes? We live in a mobile home park which intends to raise the rent AGAIN after only 9 months.
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Only a few states have separate laws on mobile homes. Most states allow these to be covered by LL-Tenant laws. If you are not in a rent controlled area or in one of the few states with restrictions on rent increases, there is no limit to the amount or frequency of rent increases. This is a market directed commodity. The LL can raise rent as much as the market will bear and the renters will pay.
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We are located in California with no rent control. So can the LL raise the space rent whenever he wants?
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The only condition of rent increase in CA, is that if the rent increases from the LL, in sum, are more than 10% of the rent in any 12 month period, he has to give 60 days notice of the increase. Beyond that one condition, he can increase the rent. So if the rent increased $15 on a $250 lot 9 months ago, and he plans to increase it another $10 now (totalling $25), that would be 10% of the rent and he must give 60 days notice of the rent increase.
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WE LIVE IN PANAMA CITY fl. 32404, How oftrn can my rent be raised, & what percent ?
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