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Re: rent increase

Posted by richard on September 05, 1999 at 09:45:10:

In Reply to: rent increase posted by john on September 05, 1999 at 00:16:13:

Well yes you could check for lead paint.........why not do it
yourself.... has the place not been painted in 20 years? or did
someone take down the paneling, or a drop ceiling to expose paint
thats 20 to 30 years old?

he should have window gaurds in place anyway, tell him ...hey if my kid
falls out the window your insurance company is liable, and if you dont
have enough insurance, we will own the apartment building...that should
get his attention.

And the rent increase...well its up to you.. is $800 a lot for your
area if not then you have no choce. If its a lot of money then move to
someplace cheaper and let him get stuck with the next tenant who my be a
drug dealer or someone with a violent temper....he would deserve it!


: I live in a four family apartment building. The apartments are not rent controlled. My lease expires on Oct.31, 1999 and the landlord
: just informed me that my rent was being increased from $500 a month to $800 a month. Is this legal. can I force him to repair broken window frames and glass
: and have him install child window guards and test for lead paint prior to paying the increase. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks

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