Oklahoma Rent Increase Laws

Oklahoma Rent Increase Laws

Last Updated: February 9, 2023 by Ashley Porter

Quick Facts Answer
Reason Needed No
Max / Limit None
Notice Requirement No Statute

Does Oklahoma Have Rent Control?

No, Oklahoma does not have rent control laws limiting the amount that landlords may ask for rent and state law prohibits local governments from establishing their own rent control laws.

How Much Can a Landlord Raise Rent By in Oklahoma?

When Can a Landlord Raise Rent in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, landlords can raise the rent for any reason as long as they give proper notice, don’t do so during the fixed term of a lease (unless the lease allows for it), and aren’t doing so for certain discriminatory or retaliatory reasons.

When Can’t a Landlord Raise Rent in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, landlords cannot raise the rent during the middle of a lease’s fixed term (unless stated otherwise in the lease agreement), for certain discriminatory reasons (like race or age), or for certain retaliatory reasons (such as in response to a tenant’s status as a victim of domestic violence).

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination due to:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender (including gender identity)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Nationality or origin
  • Familial status
  • Disability

Oklahoma law also prevents landlords from increasing rent in retaliation if they discover or suspect that the tenant is a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking. The law does not specify what time period between the tenant action and rent increase qualifies as retaliation, so landlords should act in good faith when increasing rent.

How Much Notice is Needed to Raise Rent in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma law does not require a specific notice period before raising the rent. However, it still requires that landlords act in good faith, meaning they should give the tenant reasonable notice when increasing rent.

The 30-day notice period required for the termination of a month-to-month lease is typically used as reasonable notice for a rent increase.

How Often Can Rent Be Increased in Oklahoma?

Landlords in Oklahoma can increase the rent as often as they wish, as long as reasonable notice is provided each time.