Asked over 2 years ago - Saint Augustine, FL

I rented an apartment for four years.Every year, the price rises by $ 15.In accordance with the contract price may rise during contract period.My example: 8/2008-$700, 8/2009-$715, 8/2010-$730, 8/2011-$745.At the same time, the people who rented the apartment later, pay a lower price for the same apartment.But for them,the price increases from year to year,too.As a result, we get a constant difference in price for the same apartments for hundreds of different people.Example: 8/2009 (My price$715 - Price for 10 or 100 other tenants,who just moved here $700)...etc. the same formula.For those who came before me, the difference in price will be even greater.Example: 8/2009 (Their price 730, my 715,who just moved here 700).What is this scheme?Has anyone seen this? Who to complain to?

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Community is operated pursuant to the rules & regulations of the Federal Low Income Housing Tax credit program.

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  1. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Unless the rent is controlled by statute or unit subsidized the landlord can raise it to any amount he/she desires. There is no law containing such increases

  2. Carol Lynne Zimmerly


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Unless the rent is subsidized or the whole property is subsidized, there is no one to complain to. This is the rent structure that the Landlord / Management has set up.

    They are breaking no law.

  3. Christopher Derek Walsh

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . Unfortunately, The landlord/management company are free to establish a rental agreement and prices as they wish. There are exceptions to this general rule, for example, if the housing is subsidized or some other type of Statute regulates the prices.

    From the information provided, there does not appear to be any legal issue. You knew the price when you signed the Contract. It stated an increase of $15 per year and they have followed the terms of your Contract. There has not been any Breach of you Contract, in which to complain.

    The mere fact that some may pay more or less than yourself is not grounds for legal action.

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