Indiana Rent Increases & Fees

Last Updated: April 27, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Indiana state landlords can raise rent if they send a notice to the tenant.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. For month-to-month tenancies, Indiana landlords must provide 30 days’ notice from next rent due date.
  • Bounced Check Fees. Indiana state landlords may charge up to $25 for bounced checks.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

A landlord is unable to raise rent during a fixed-term lease, unless stated in the lease agreement. If it is a periodic tenancy (i.e., month-to-month, etc.) a landlord can raise rent with proper notice.

When is it Illegal to Raise Rent?

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

Is there a Rent Increase Limit?

The state of Indiana has no rent increase limit. (IC 32-31-5-4).

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

In the state of Indiana, a landlord must provide a minimum of a 30-Day Notice for periodic tenancies. (IC 32-31-5-4)

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How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

The state of Indiana does not regulate how often rent can increase.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

The state of Indiana has no statutes regarding the amount that landlord may charge for late fees. Fees should be in the lease agreement.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees

In the state of Indiana, a landlord may charge a tenant up to a $25 fee for rental payments returned for insufficient funds. (IC 24-4.5-7-202)

Cities in the State with Rent Control

The state of Indiana has legislation indicating that rental rates may not be regulated for privately owned real property unless authorized by an act of the general assembly. (IC 32-31-1-20)