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Can my landlord raise my rent by 400 dollars over the next ...

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Can my landlord raise my rent by 400 dollars over the next 2 years. The plan is to go from 800 to 1200 in $100 increments every six months. Is this too high a percentage increase?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
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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