so bf and i moved into our house almost a year ago. our lease is up june 30.
well the realtor that manages the property emailed bf asking if we wanted to stay and waht we thought a fair rent was. we told her yes we want to stay and we think the current rent is fair. she replied that the rent will be based on the condition of the home (which is fine) and that rents have inceased FOURTEEN FUCKING PERCENT here in the last year and she thinks it will be going up.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!!!!!
there is NO WAY we can afford ANYTHING of the sort. our budget is so fucking tight!!!! that would be a 300 increase!!!!!!!! we already pay fucking 2350!!!! (we live in cali)
we havent replied, but we are having the annual inspection this wednesday. that is fine, we cleaned yesterday and will be cleaning today. not worried about that. we are going to try telling her that we think the current rent is fair. that we have found houses in our area, and comparable areas, in the same price range, and that it was a bit inflated last year. and that our rent was quite a bit more than the last tenant. and we will agree to continue to do all minor repairs on our own. then tell her that we ahve replaced the pumps in both toilets and the garbage disposal at our own cost this year. and that we are willing to sign a two year lease. and that we think long term tenancy is important.
if she MUST raise ti, we are going to tell her we cant go over 2400. and that we will not pay garbage. because when we moved in, the garbage wasnt included so we went to turn on garbage service and apparently there was a law made last year that garbage must be in the homeowners name, so garbage is included in rent now. i know the cost gets passed on, but it says "garbage included" and meanwhile we are paying 30 more dollars over what our lease says because she asked us to.
i have been online all fucking morning trying to see if there is a limit how high tehy can raise your rent and apparently in our city only mobile homes and apartments have limits, and single fam homes are excluded. i cant find shit.
UGH FML!!!!!!!!! we DO NOT want to move. in fact, we cant even afford to! last year when we moved, i used part of my tax return. well we dont have any tax return because we needed a larger vehicle. so if we cant get her to agree and have to move, we will probably have to stay w someone for a month or two. i dont even know who would take all of our fucking asses in!
ugh i always was a check away from homelessness. this might put me there.