Glendale, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: Can a landlord increase the rent during the lease if the lease does not address rent increase at all.

The tenant is living in an apartment paying rent of $400. The landlord's mortgage is $1,600. He needs to raise the rent. The lease term is Aril 4, 2017 - October 4, 2019

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Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: What does your lease say about when you have to notify the tenant about nonrenewal?

If it's 60 days for example, you have to let the tenant know of the increase on or before the 60 day limit. If the lease does not have a deadline for nonrenewal, you have to let the tenant know of the increase at least 60 days beforehand.

The state does not have a limit on how much you can raise the rent upon renewal. However, check with the county or municipality. Either entity may impose a limit.

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