A woman discovered her landlord is inflating rent prices for new tenants.
TikToker @cal_cifer_2.0 dished on what she dubbed “community drama” after her neighbor did some sleuthing around. She lives in an area with a bunch of one-bedroom rentals. A new neighbor recently discovered that, despite every tenant having the same space, they were not all paying the same price.
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Her rent was around $1,000 when she first moved in and increased to about $1,300 after a few renewals. When @cal_cifer_2.0 told her neighbor, their face turned “bright red.”
“They are charging her almost $1,900 a month, and we all had the same one-bedroom model. Is that legal?” she said.
People shared their thoughts on the issue in the comment section.
“Pretty sure it’s legal, yeah. Renting is a scam and unfortunately most of us don’t get a choice,” a user wrote.
“When it comes to landlords there’s lots of stuff that really SHOULD be illegal but technically isn’t,” another commented.
“I’m guessing because she’s a new tenant they are charging her ‘market value’ and increasing yours the max % per year until they get there,” someone explained.
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