I raised the rent by $10 after a year from $260 to $270 and got the mail from my agent. Can they do that? Other properties in the same street are renting for $270 to $280. Please find attached letter that we have received from Consumer Affairs Victoria in regards to the recent rental increase that you asked to be sent out. They have advised that the rental increase is too much and the rent for the property should be between $250pw and $260pw. Currently the rent is at $260pw. The inspector from Consumer Affairs Victoria has advised to cancel the rent increase and keep the rent at $260pw and perhaps in 6 months time try to increase it $5pw. They have advised if it is not withdrawn the tenant may be able to go to court and have the rent reduced to $250pw.