I was told by a few people that rent can be increased, but only by a certain percentage. Your saying there is NO limit when he raises the rent, that he can raise it however much he wants to?
yes i realize the rent is very low, other rentals are a lot more of course. 500,600 and up.
This is the reasoning behind his raising the rent. The boro is cracking down on him to bring the property up to code... he really hasnt done much to do that actually so i dont know why he thinks he has to raise rents... these homes are very old mill homes over 100yrs old and his family owns them. We have moldy damp wet basements, some HTRS dont work right and have had to be replaced, We have to fix everything just about. He has a plumber and an electrician he uses for repairs but he takes forever to get them here to do it. we are responsible for a service contract for our furnace so he doesnt have to pay for parts if it breaks, as long as part is covered in contract. if not he will pay then.
Our roof is so bad the shingles are all over the lawn and he has been told numerous times to repair it. its an A frame roof and its buckled and warped and so animals get in and run around in the ceilings. and i get water when it rains due to gutter be messed up cause of that part of roof all warped... So when i send in my new amt of rent, he will get a letter stating he best fix the roof ASAP since he raised the rent in order to do these code repairs. He really is a slum lord if you ask us all that live here. Just because we rent and the homes are very old, doesnt mean we are low class people and dont know things, on the contrary, a lot of us know more then we care to at times. low rent means we can save to get a home. but due to the conditions of the homes when we moved in , its US that has to put money out to fix them.
WHat rights do i have when it comes to securing my rent in hopes to get this roof repaired properly? He supposedly gets citations until he gets the work done. when homes got inspected, all the outlets were replaced in the kitchen by me. He DIDNT pay for them.. So where does it end? Outside of moving out, which seems to be the thing to do , sometimes i think that.