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For a month to month lease, a landlord must give the tenant 60 days notice if the rent is being increased by 10% or more OR if the tenant has lived in the unit for more than one year. In all other cases, they must give the tenant 30 days notice. A rent increase notice given a few days before the end of the rental period would be ineffective, and the tenant could not be required to pay the increased rent or evicted for failing to do so. Cal. Civ. Code, Section 827(b).
Also, an emailed rent increase is not permitted by law. The notice must be delivered personally or mailed to the tenant (and when mailed, they get an additional five days notice). Section 827(a).
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Thank you. I thought your question said that you're in a month-to-month lease. Those statutes only apply to month to month. There isn't a specific statute that addresses the amount of notice that must be given when renewing a lease of one year or more.
Check your original lease to see if it requires a specific amount of notice before they can increase the rent AND if it allows email notices.
That's unfortunately allowed, unless the lease requires more notice. Sometimes they say the landlord needs to give 30 days notice of intent to renew (or not), so check to see what yours says.