Rent Increases

Rent Increases

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).

  1. The rent increase must follow the proper notice procedures outlined in the written or verbal lease.
  2. The landlord may not raise the rent in the middle of the lease term unless you agree to the rent increase.
  3. 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.

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