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Old 11-05-2009, 03:11 AM
 
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signed a new lease friday in queens ny. 3% increase
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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IMO Rent should not increase. Why increase a good paying tenant's rent $20 and risk them moving? Then you are left to find someone else to occupy and hope they pay on time and are good tenants. Each time I have been up for lease renewal I bring this point up. I even had one apartment Manager tell me "it's only $20." In which I replied if it's only $20 then it should be no big deal for a company of your size to keep my rent the same.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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for the same reason you want a raise at work, your a good employee , why should you want more? its not like 20 bucks a week will let you buy a ferrari . just be happy you work for a company you like...

get the point?
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Im under rent control & my rent increase is based on the cpi (consumer price index). According the the us govt we are getting out of a recession. Thats why my rent increase this yr was alot higher then last yr. Rent control is a way for the cities to make money. Never believe what the city says.....never.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Our increase amounts to $120.00/month. That's almost $1500 more for the year! There are plenty of houses in the near area that are renting for less than what we currently pay, before the increase....so we are looking.
Good for you! it works both ways and that is so great about Capitalism...free markets...

If there is a lot for rent, that means lower rental prices, if there are hardly any rentals (as where my rentals are) it means you can ask higher rental amounts...if a LL is unreasonable it will mean that he won't be able to rent it out and the price will go down
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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for the same reason you want a raise at work, your a good employee , why should you want more? its not like 20 bucks a week will let you buy a ferrari . just be happy you work for a company you like...

get the point?
The condition of the apartment, both appearance and functionality get worse the longer you live there in most cases. Most complexes use cheap carpet, watered down paint, band-aid fixes and then I am supposed to pay more for an apartment that is deteriorating. It's a good thing I can pick or choose where I want to live and I don't have to be stuck like a bad job where I get a crappy raise each year.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Some landlords sure are greedy.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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Rent increased based on many things.... Tax increases on property values is primary. If the landlord pays any utilities - those always go up every year. Repair issues (landlord knowing they will need to put a new roof on in a few years). Tax issues (for manageent companies).

Complexes are usually run by a management company - which has overhead - they have to cover the increase in the taxes the pay, the salaries they pay (including raises), utiliites, maintenance, etc.... Trust me - they will get theirs in one way or another - and they will make sure they turn a profit
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The bottom line is if you want to roof over your head its going to cost you. Nothing is for free in this world even though i feel the basic needs should be free such as food, shelter & utilities. Its amazing how the damn utility companies (water, sewer, trash, gas & electricity) screw us big time. When there time comes they will answer for their greedyness. That also includes politicians, dmv & all those other greedy dirty rat bastards.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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The bottom line is if you want to roof over your head its going to cost you. Nothing is for free in this world even though i feel the basic needs should be free such as food, shelter & utilities. Its amazing how the damn utility companies (water, sewer, trash, gas & electricity) screw us big time. When there time comes they will answer for their greedyness. That also includes politicians, dmv & all those other greedy dirty rat bastards.

not able to rep you but you sure r right!
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