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Posted by Mark Smith on May 27, 1999 at 20:23:44:

In Reply to: Capital Improvement Surcharge posted by Sal on May 27, 1999 at 15:19:35:


: I moved into an apartment Feb.1
: I thought to myself, "Nice windows.. they look pretty new."
: In March, the apartment owner filed with the town to assess a surcharge to cover the cost of the new windows (obviously put in just before I moved in), it was approved, and here I am with an increase in my monthly bill (rent plus surcharge) less than 6 months into my lease.

: Now, I'm sure it wasn't a spontaneous decision on the part of the apartment owners to apply for this surcharge in March, and that they knew that this was an option that they intended to excersize.

: If they knew they were going to do this before I moved in, didn't they have an obligation to inform me that there would probably be an increase in my monthly housing costs (can't call it a rent increase)when I signed the lease?

: Do I have any recourse?

: Information from anybody with any experience with this would be much appreciated before I go batting my head against this wall. Please mail response to

: Thanx

: Sal

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