Bill would require landlords to give 90-day notice of rent increase

Posted at 8:58 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 09:58:17-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A bill being proposed at Metro Council Tuesday night would require landlords give tenants a 90-day notice if their rent is going up.

State law currently requires just 30 days’ notice unless your rental agreement says otherwise. That extra time to sort out your budget and check on other places to live could be valuable.

According to the latest city numbers, about 46% of people in Nashville are renters.

Zillow, an online real estate database, says the average rent in Nashville is about $1400 a month – that's up a little more than 1% from 2018.

To give you an idea of how much that's changed, Zillow says the total amount of money spent on rent here is up 83% from 10 years ago.