How much can a landlord legally increase rent for the next year? Our lease needs to be renewed and my landlord is doubling the rent. They mentioned the clause about only 2.5% increase does not apply. Tired of reading a bunch of contradicting stuff on the internet.

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Unfortunately if you’re not covered by rent control they can raise the price to whatever they want every year with a 90 day notice. Was your unit lived in before November 2018? That is the only requirement for being protected under rent control. If that applies to you definitely fight this increase!

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No it wasn’t lived in before nov 2018. Thank you!

They raised it by 2.5%

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