Is there a limit on the amount my landlord can increase the rent?

The Tenant Protection Act limits the amount that a landlord can increase rent for many renters in California. Landlords in covered housing cannot increase rent more than twice every 12 months. And the total increase in a 12-month period cannot exceed the change in cost of living (called “CPI”) + 5%, or 10%, whichever is less. As of August 1, 2023, the limit on rent increases is 9.2%. 


For example, the most recent CPI in California was 4.2%. 4.2% + 5% = 9.2%. Because 9.2% is less than 10%, that is the current limit on rent increases

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