You are not covered under the CA Tenant Protection Act
You are not covered under the CA Tenant Protection. Until we fight to repeal Costa Hawkins and provide more protections to single dwellings, people in Single Family homes are vulnerable.
Here are a few things you can still do:
You can try to ask for more time or try to negotiate with the landlord.
If you live in a building with other tenants you can organize with them to try to keep your landlord from raising the rent.
If this rent increase feels unfair due to the number of repair issues the landlord hasn’t fixed, then try to pay the rent increase and follow the steps in the repair section to get repairs done [Repairs]. But, if you are thinking of withholding rent then you should talk to a lawyer because this is very risky.
Without any rent control:
On a month-to-month tenancy or at the end of a year lease, your landlord can increase your rent.
If you have a lease, your landlord cannot change its terms or raise your rent until the lease ends.
There is no limit to the amount your landlord can raise your rent as long as they give you proper notice.