Q: Most landlord give 90 days before rent increase even on lease expiration?
My current lease expires end of June. I received notice on June 1 that I must choose a new option (12,6 or M2M) by June 20th, but no matter what option it's stating that rent will increase on July 1st. I thought they had to give 90 days notice before raising rent? Should I call them out? Thanks.
A: They DO have to give at least 90 days prior written notice of any rent increase (note written means written - NOT text, email, voicemail, etc.) and any rent increase cannot exceed a 9.9% raise over the previous 12 months and, if in the City of Portland limits, may have to provide a variety of written notices of tenant's rights, etc. You may wish to wait until absolutely necessary to contest an otherwise unlawful rent increase since one presumes that they will issue a proper 90 day notice as soon as they realize the need. So they longer they go without realizing their error, the longer it is before any rent increase would go into effect.
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