Idaho Rent Increases & Fees

Last Updated: April 27, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Idaho state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. For month-to-month tenancies, Idaho landlords must provide 15 days’ notice from next rent due date.
  • Bounced Check Fees. Idaho state landlords may charge up to $20 or 12% of rent for bounced checks.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

When there is a written lease, the landlord may not increase rent until the lease has ended; unless there are lease provisions that allow a landlord to do so.

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When is it Illegal to Raise Rent?

According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for a landlord to raise rent based on the age, race, gender, nation of origin, familial status, or disability status of a tenant.

It is also illegal for a landlord to raise rent in retaliation for a tenant exercising his/her tenant rights.

Is there a Rent Increase Limit?

Idaho does not regulate the amount of rent increases.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

When dealing with a month-to-month tenant, a landlord must provide the tenant with a 30-Day Notice before increasing rent. (Idaho Statute § 55-307)

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How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

Idaho does not regulate the frequency with which rent can be increased.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

Idaho does not have any statutes that limit late fee charges. Late fee charges must be in the lease agreement.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees

An Idaho landlord may seek the lesser of $20 or 12% of a rent payment returned for insufficient funds. (Idaho Statute § 28-22-105)

Cities in the State with Rent Control

Idaho doesn’t impose rent control laws for private residential property. A local government shall not enact, maintain or enforce rules on controlling rent. (Idaho Statute § 55-307 (2))