Sample Letter to Landlord: Improper Notice of Rent Increase

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The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.

Here is a sample letter you can send to your landlord if he or she has improperly increased your rent without giving you proper notice.

**You can also download this letter in Microsoft Word format.**


Dear Landlord:

According to KRS 383.695, tenants are entitled to receive proper notice of any rent increase. Any rent increase represents termination of the old rental agreement and the beginning of a new rental agreement.

(    )     Under a week-to-week rental agreement, Section 383.695(1) provides that a written notice given at least seven (7) days before the periodic rental date specified in the notice.

(    )    Under month-to-month rental agreement, section 383.695(2) requires that a written notice be given at least thirty (30) days before the periodic rental date specified in the notice.

Therefore, since you have failed to provide me the proper notice as defined by the law, I will continue to pay rent under the terms of my old rental agreement.



Reviewed August 2009