College Park, MD ApartmentsCommunity ForumUnnecessary Rental Increase @ My Apartment in Powell
Unnecessary Rental Increase @ My Apartment in Powell. Doesn't Powell have some sort of ordinance regulating rental increases? My landlord continues to jack up my rent and I can almost not afford to any longer pay it.
First of all, your landlord sounds like a jerk so I would try to find a new apartment just to get out of there. I know most apartments do not raise your rent from the original rent, but apparently tht's not what is happening here. I would suggest looking back at the contract and seeing what is in there about rental increase. You can also go here: http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/Documents/Public%2... which has documentation about changing rent. He should not be allowed to keep increasing your rent by law, but he can increase it a little I believe. You may be able to get some of your money back if it turns out that he broke the contract or any laws. You may have to get a lawyer to get the money back, but if you read up and learn your stuff, you might be able to actually put him in a hard place and he may have to pay you back so that you don't get him in trouble. Good luck and find yourself a new landlord!