Nebraska Rent Increases & Fees

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Nebraska state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended and only if appropriate notice is provided.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. Nebraska landlords must provide 30-Day or 60-Day Notice from next rent due date.
  • Late Rent Fees. Nebraska state landlords may charge up to $5 for late payment.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

A Nebraska landlord may not increase rent during the term of the lease, unless otherwise stated in the lease agreement. A landlord may increase rent on an “at-will” tenant so long as the appropriate notice is provided. (Nebraska Landlord/Tenant Handbook).

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When is it Illegal to Raise Rent?

Nebraska law makes it illegal for a landlord to increase rent in retaliation for a tenant complaining to a government agency about code violations or for becoming a member of a tenant’s group (NRS 76-1439).

According to the Federal Fair Housing Act it is also illegal for a Nebraska 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?

Nebraska does not have state statutes the amount rent may be increased.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

A Nebraska landlord may increase rent by providing a tenant with a 60-Day Notice is provided. (Neb. Rev. Stat. 76-1490) For an at-will tenant, a 30-Day Notice is required. (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-1414)

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How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

Nebraska does not legislate the frequency with which rent may be increased.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

A Nebraska landlord may charge a late fee up to $5 for a late monthly rental payment. (NRS 69-2110)

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees

A landlord may charge $10 plus charges imposed by the landlord’s bank when rental payment is returned. (NRS 28-611)

Cities in the State with Rent Control

Nebraska has no laws regarding rent control. There is also no state legislation preempting rent control.