I love that this give tenants advance notice to budget differently or find a new place. It seems like a kind thing to do. We’ve always given more than 180 days so this policy, while not in my area, wouldn’t affect us at all.
Any increase would come in a renewal notice. We don’t increase with the first renewal in general and our increases are all 3% or under (unless major reno), so we have no problem notifying ahead of time. Can you imagine the stress that it would cause a tenant if all of a sudden you were bumping up the rent with only a couple of months notice? They would either have to figure out how to come up with more money or find a new place to live in just a few months.