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Q: Can a lease contract fee be increased 300%?

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A: n Nevada, if you are in the middle of a fixed-term lease (e.g., a 12-month lease), your landlord cannot increase the rent or any fees unless it's specifically stipulated in the lease agreement. However, once the lease term ends and if you move to a month-to-month tenancy or sign a new lease, the landlord can increase the rent or any associated fees, but they must provide proper written notice. There is no state-mandated cap on how much a landlord can increase the rent or fees. However, such a significant increase, like 300%, might be viewed as retaliatory or discriminatory, which is illegal. If you believe the increase is due to retaliation, discrimination, or any other unlawful reason, you may have grounds to challenge it. Always review your lease agreement carefully.

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