Nebraska
Rent Increases & Fees

QUICK FACTS
  • 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. For month-to-month tenancies, Nebraska landlords must provide 30 days 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. A landlord may increase rent on an “at-will” tenant so long as the appropriate notice is provided (Nebraska Landlord/Tenant Handbook).

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).

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 Fair Housing Act.

Is there a rent increase limit?

Nebraska does not legislate the amount rent may be increased

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

A Nebraska landlord may increase rent on an “at-will” tenant so long as a 30-Day Notice is provided (Nebraska Landlord/Tenant Handbook).

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 fees 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.