Warsaw, IN asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: I reside in Indiana. If they raise rent and I inquire why, do they have to respond?

My landlord raises my rent each year (within the legalities of the lease). His reasonings are due to a rise in operating costs. I asked him to explain what these operating costs are in detail before I agree to signing a new lease (3 months from now). Is he required to inform me why my rent is being raised if I am asking for it? If so, what statutes, if any, can back this up?

1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Your landlord is not required to explain why he is raising rent. If you believe that the rent increase is too high this is something you can bring to his attention and attempt to negotiate him down.

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