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Landlord charging different rent prices in the same building!!??

My landlord is trying to rent a place in the same building for cheaper rent than what I pay.

In the same fourplex. Is this even legal??

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  1. Yep. No such thing as rent caps here.

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  2. Yes it’s legal. Vacancy rate is really high, competition for renters is fierce, and lower rent is a great incentive.

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  3. Matt says:

    Of course it’s legal.
    He could let someone live in a suite for free and only charge 3 tenants. He could raise your rent to a level that you can’t afford, he could lower your rent because he feels generous. He can do anything he wants because it’s his property.
    You may not like it, but that’s the fact. it’s also entirely possible that come next year at the new lease signing, he will raise their rent to match yours. Like a year one rental incentive.
    It’s also entirely possible that you’re a problem tenant and he charges you more because he doesn’t like you….. Which is also legal.

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  4. Daryl Lang Daryl Lang says:

    I am not a lawyer, so take this for what it is.Why not? Maybe one unit has more/less floor space, different ammenities

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  5. It is legal. The apartment is private property and the landlord is allowed to rent it for whatever price the market will bear.

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  6. Sure it is. You could approach him about the difference but he doesn’t have to do anything about it.

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  7. Yes legal and justifiable. My mother pays less rent in her apartment in a fourplex because she doesn’t have a dishwasher, her floors and walls haven’t been done and her appliances are older. The other suites have had work done so justifiably he charges more for those ones.

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  8. Same thing happened in our complex of 100 units…. some people are paying 895 for 2 bedrooms some are paying 1075. It’s disgusting. And now new tenants are being given incentives here we’ve been here 2 years and all we got was a jack up in our rent

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  9. Amy Teasdale Amy Teasdale says:

    Same thing in my building. I moved in during the boom and pay way more than my neighbors.. not fair but maybe now’s the time to go somewhere else and get the incentives there.

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  10. Tricia Lyn Tricia Lyn says:

    Some landlords will even lower the rent depending on the economy and how many empty units there are. If they have to lower the rent to fill them, then so be it. You can talk with your landlord and see what options you have but he doesn’t have to lower yours.

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  11. Tracy Ache Tracy Ache says:

    Yes your rate was probably set based on the market at the time.

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  12. Amanda Colp Amanda Colp says:

    Ya shitty for u but this is normal. They want to rent it out so the made is more affordable. U agree to urs.

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