I've never evicted anyone and would rather not have an eviction on my record, even if I'm the plaintiff. If I simply increase the rent, from 700 per month to 2000 per month, am I breaking any law? It's month to month, not a lease. The tenants pay the rent on time but cause a lot of other problems. If they leave because of the rent increase, can I then lower it again, for the next tenant?