Thank you for your question.
Yes, the landlord can raise the rent any amount so long as he provides notice equivalent to the term of your lease
For example if you are a month to month tenant, the landlord must provide 30 days notice before the rent is increased. If you hold a one-year lease then notice is 60 days.
Only rent controlled areas have a percentage limit of increase or no increase. Florida however is not a rent controlled state.
Notice periods in a nutshell for Florida:
Rent pay period ---- Necessary Notice
week to week ---- seven days notice
month to month ---- fifteen days notice
quarter to quarter ---- thirty days notice
year to year ---- Sixty days notice
A landlord however cannot increase the rent in retaliation against any claims that you may have asserted about the property. If this is the case, then you can sue him for retaliatory conduct (section 83.64).
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