not that KR
is a beacon of information on this topic, but...
my 1 yr lease ends at the end of this month.
my rent is $1558/month
if i re-sign another 1 year lease, they'll do it for $1725/month
if i re-sign for 14 months, they'll drop it do $1690, and if i do 4 months it hikes up to $1800.
this is ****ty, in and of itself. because i don't want to move.
and $1558 is already kindof my max.
also these lease periods, 12, 14, or 4 months are extremely odd, i think? BUT HERE'S THE KICKER.
in the hunt for a new place i found my ****ing neighbour's place, in an ad on craigslist, which is identical to mine, except about 90 sq. ft bigger -- for 1499$/month.
how the ****!?
how do i convince my landlords that this is bull****. they're upping my rent by 250$/month, while they're renting the unit next to me for 60$ lower than what i'm already paying.
their argument in the renewal letter is that rates have increased as the economy has improved, and that all units will now just be more expensive to adjust to what they would cost on the "open market".
which is clearly bull****, as on the open market right now, an identical unit is going for LESS than what i'm paying and they're trying to charge me $250/month to stay!?
i hate landlords. mine is a giant property management company.
it's not just some random dude.
ps. lets not ***** about how expensive that is. this is the bay area, it's the second most expensive place to live in the US outside of new york. so. it's not my fault.