(Closed) Legal Bees: Help me with Rent Question

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 4
Member
1129 posts
Bumble bee

For starters?  I’m 99% sure that is crap!  Get the regional manager to talk with you directly and verify that this is really what was said to the Assistant.  And if the RM says it is a part of the act, I would ask her to mail you a copy of the portion of the act where she interprets that rule.  I could be wrong, but I think the entire comment sounds fishy… and an ASSISTANT MANAGER should know the act well enough that she/he shouldn’t have needed to call the RM if that was truly the reason.

Second, the fact that you took the time to research fair comps and negotiate in a sound manner (instead of just throwing out a random number) should have been enough to at least get them to consider talking to you.  That they won’t makes me think you’re kind of screwed regardless of their reasons.

Third – Is this complex part of a larger company?  If so, can you go higher than an RM, write a letter, etc?  

And lastly – if they don’t work with you, are you REALLY ready to walk and move elsewhere?

EDIT:  I have 6 years of Real Estate experience and I’ve been a landlord…  I just haven’t read the act in years which is why I wrote 99% 🙂

Post # 5
Member
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have any kind of a legal backing but I’m pretty sure what they are telling you is completely false.  If it isn’t, tons of apartment complexs accross the country violate the Act every year.   Many of my friends have been able to negotiate no or a smaller rate increase from their complexes.

Post # 6
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s complete crap too.  I would talk to them RM yourself and go above if necessary.  And if you are really adament about this, be prepared to walk if they don’t negotiate.

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