Yes, they can, unless they are trying to do so in the middle of a current lease term or if they are Section 8 housing.
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Mr. Leroi is correct. I am sorry, but the apartment complex has no legal obligation to provide an apartment that is within your budget or anyone's budget.
If you can't afford the rent going forward and the lease is close to termination, read the lease closely and make sure to provide any notice as required and make sure to follow any inspection procedures. On cleaning, it may be a good idea to request an inspection (they do not have to approve one) and make sure to take pictures and have witnesses to confirm the condition of the premises on move out. Good luck and I hope you find a new apartment that you enjoy.
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I agree with my colleagues as it relates to most complexes. If, however, you are living in federally-subsidized housing, there are rules and regulations about rent increases. Likewise, if youa re living in housing that sets rent according to social securiory benefits (usually retirement communities), there are rules.
Only you know if the exceptions apply.
Best of luck to you!
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