How Should You Increase the Rent?

In most states, landlords are only allowed to increase their rent after the fixed term of the agreement ends, although there are some exceptions.

Once you have determined whether you have the ability to raise the rent, you will need to provide written notice of your intention to the tenant. The exact notice period required by law varies from state to state, but the letter should always include the amount of the rent increase and the effective date of the increase.