Can You Raise the Rent of a Month-to-Month Tenant?

If the landlord notifies the lessee in writing at least 28 days before the next rent due date, they may increase the rent on a monthly basis. If the tenant is renting every month, there is no lease that prevents the landlord from increasing the rent. No State law limits how much rent can rise. If the tenant has a lease, such as a six-month or one-year lease, the landlord may not increase the rent during the lease period unless the lease expressly says otherwise.