Pennsylvania has no rent-control law. Landlords may raise the rent as much as they want. However, changes must be made in accordance with your contract (your lease).
- The rent increase must follow the proper notice procedures outlined in the written or verbal lease.
- The landlord may not raise the rent in the middle of the lease term unless you agree to the rent increase.
- The landlord cannot raise rent in retaliation because the tenant exercised a legal right. The landlord is not allowed to raise the rent because a tenant filed a complaint of discrimination or contacted code enforcement. If your rent is raised because you filed a complaint of housing discrimination, you should inform the agency where you filed the complaint.