I live with my family dad, mom, sister, brother, and son. rent is under my dad. our rent when from about $500.00 to $1700.00 and we are sure that its wrong so we went to legal aid but the lady knew the manager that works at where we live so is basically just going on there side. we need help what can we do
So what do you do when your rent is raised? Do u just skip the next morning or pay it. or do you fight? It depends on the situation, and the amount of the increase.
Most of times when rent goes up, it is by a small about and it is conjunction with renewing the lease. In most cases renters just pay these rents because the reality is that life gets more expensive as it goes. But if the increase is high, there could be something wrong. Some states the limit percentage that landlords are allowed to raise rents each year, so finding out that information and reminding your landlord if it may help limit the rent increase.
Another thing you try is negotiating. Sometimes simply asking or pointing out that new residents are paying less can help keep your rent from going up to much. Of course, if all else fails, you could also move out.
You can also check with the Department of Housing and Urban developement who may be able to direct you to other renter,s rights resources in your state.
May 19th, 2015
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