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Can you tell me what city you are in?
Are you in a rent controlled or rent stabilized dwelling?
Ok, if you aren't in a rent controlled or stabilized building then there is no limit to the amount a landlord can increase the rent. There are no statewide rent control laws in CA as they are determined on a city by city basis. In cities that have rent control, the rent control laws only apply to those specifically controlled buildings and typically limit increases from 2-5% a year.
But other non controlled housing has no restrictions on increases. However, if a tenant is not under a fixed term lease, the landlord has to provide at least a 30 day notice for 10% or under increase and a 60 day notice for any increase over 10%.
Yes, that is definitely over 10%... actually 19.44%. So it would require at least 60 days notice or it is legally ineffective to serve a notice of a valid rent increase. So if they don't give you at least a 60 day, you can legally ignore it until they do.