Based on what I have read about the rental laws in CA, if you are on a month-to-month lease, the landlord can raise your rent as many times as they want if the give you 30 days notice if it is over a 10% increase. If you are on a year lease, they cannot raise the rent until your lease expires.... more
Your lease agreement will state when and how much they can increase your rent. According to the Housing Rights Center in California, "If you have a lease for more than 30 days (e.g. 1-year lease), your rent cannot be increased during the term of the lease, unless the lease allows rent increases. If you have a periodic rental agreement (month-to-month), your landlord can increase your rent, but must give you proper advance notice in writing. (Civil Code Section 827 (b))... Under California Law there is currently no maximum limit for rent increases."
Based on that information, your landlord cannot increase your rent twice in one year if you have a lease agreement longer than a month-to-month.... more