My family and I may be moving out of our apartment this month or very soon!

@cream97 (29166)
United States
September 11, 2010 12:59pm CST
I found something out that was very shocking! My husband was outside talking to a guy that he went to school with. And this guy mentioned that his girlfriend over heard the manager and someone else talking about a change that is going to take place very soon, probably next month. She and another girl was in the laundromat. The laundromat is located right in front of the manager's office. The manager had no idea that they heard this. I guess the manager was unaware of how thin the walls were in the laundromat. This change is in relation to the increase of every tenant's rent going up. And, the rent is expected to go up $100.00 more. I have already been informed by my husband that this property is undergoing foreclosure right now. The bank has taken over this property. It is not subbed out like it used to be, by different individuals that were over different buildings. My husband told me that he is not going to pay $100.00 more on rent. We are already struggling already just trying to pay $550.00 a month right now. He said that we will move. I have already looked over a rental list that he emailed to his hotmail for me. I called these places and we are planning on going to look at the property and place very soon. We will just rent a trailer or a house for the time being. Just for a couple of months. After this, my husband is going to buy a house for us. The manager has not told anyone about this yet. I am sure that she will do once it becomes official though. Many tenants will not be happy with this change at all. I told my husband over and over that it is a surprise that no other tenant knows about this change. The only person that knows are me, my husband, his friend from school, his girlfriend and her friend that was in the laundromat with her on that day. I would be glad to move from out of here. It is just too "ghetto" for me anyway.
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17 responses
• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep 10
Hiya cream, Would be very good if you can get a House of your own instead of paying Rent all the time and being at the whims and fancies of Landlords like that. He should at least have told all of you something. I know that it is done that way in a lot of places too. So you will be better off in the future moving is a bind for anyone but once you have your own place that´s it. Good luck with your New Home.
15 Sep 10
i agree with you
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Sep 10
Hiya Trillion, Until we had a place of our own we had to put up with Landlords who take that "title" as something that goes to their Head I think. They can get to big for their own Boots and start being a bit tyrannical too. So it´s always best to have your own place really it is.
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• Canada
17 Sep 10
Same thing happened to my parents not long ago. Their rent went from $550 to $650 then to $750 with notice that the rents would soon be raised to $1000. This is way too much for those apartments. My parents have left there since and so have many of the other tenants in that complex. I drive by and see nothing but empty windows. The price of rent is constantly going up. Where I live rent it is hard to get a small two bedroom apartment for under $650. Anything bigger than that ranges in price from $800- $1500. You are better off buying!!
15 Sep 10
i know it's not fair on the people renting out, i been renting out since 1991, it's just too unfair, but what can we do? i am glad that you are planning to buy a house, thats the best thing... excellent invesment too...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Sep 10
Aren't there laws in your state about how much they can raise the rent and that they have to give you a certain amount of notice?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 10
Well I really hope that you do get to move and soon even if the rent does not go up I would not like to live where you are living I have to be honest Also that is a big jump to make putting the rent up by that much They will have to inform you in writing so once it is final I guess you will get the letter
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 Sep 10
You have had a lot os issues there cream and maybe this is a blessing in disguise. I hope that you find a place where your children can play and that you don't have to worry about nutty neighbors.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Sep 10
hi cream I am sorry after all the trouble and now the rents g oing up[ biut if your hubby can eventually buy a home that would be so wonderful for you and your husband and children. I am just sorrylooking back on my life that we sold o ur first house but we lall just have to move on now and not dwell in the past.
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@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
Hi, Cream. :) If it is best for you to move out then by all means do that. My husband and I are also planning to move out to another place because our rent in our current unit is quite high. However, the landlord offered his condo at a lower price bt his bro in law is still there so we really can't move in yet. We will be paying another full rent this month for this place. ... It is difficult to move from one place to another because you are avoiding the rental fees. I'm glad that it is part of your husband's plan to acquire a house of your own. Whilst my husband seems not thinking of buying a house but a car... of which I do not agree with him... Goodluck to your new home, though.:)
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I hate that you have to move, but I am glad that your husband has already found a list of potential places to rent. I can't blame the manager for upping the rent but I know it makes a lot of people even more stressed. $550 is already a lot to pay, but sadly that's generally how much rent is per month. My husband are looking for a place about that much, but it's a nice little apartment complex, and we've known people who have lived there with no complaints. Hope you find a more suitable and permanent place soon. The good thing is, this is the season that a lot of places are on "special" though individual landlords probably won't have a special like that.
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• United States
22 Sep 10
it is way to ghetto for me where I am living so i truely understand you. I am glad you got heads up on this and can afford to move. Your rent is very low so I take it your not in NY. My rent is $1300 where I am moving to. He lowered it by $100 for sec 8 to approve the move. Good luck to you on finding your new place.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
23 Sep 10
Hi. giftsandbagscom. It is so expensive to live in the city! Wow!! I am so ready to move. I can't even walk out of my apartment building without someone always standing around the building. Traffic stays out here all of the time. People hang around here like they are in gangs or something. I hope that you will like your new place in Miami, Florida. I can't believe that your rent will be this high! To pay this price here where I am living at, that place must have to look nice and lovely. I could never rent something for $1300 if it looks shabby and run down! But of course everything that is up state is different than what we may have down south. I hope that you enjoy your new place. I know that I will, just as long as that creepy neighbor of mines does not find out where I will be living at!
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
19 Sep 10
Moving is not fun but I do hope you find a place that is good for you. I would consider moving if the rent were to be raised $100.00 because that is a huge jump in price. Check the rental laws in your area. It could be the rent can only be raised a certain amount at a time and can only be raised so many times while you live there. Start asking questions to make sure you are not duped into paying something that is not allowed by law.
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• United States
12 Sep 10
if you have a lease,they can't legally raise it until the end of the lease as far as i know-i'd contact the housing board if that's the case.buyers are supposed to honor existing tenants. i'm not surprised it's being foreclosed the way you say the management over there is.
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
12 Sep 10
For me be happy about it because it is tiring to do that way I've been doing that for 10years.
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• United States
12 Sep 10
That sucks Cream! I know what you mean I live in the ghetto as well and I want to move my mother and siblings out of here and not only because of the rent but also because of the dangerous situations that always happen around here. I hope that you can find something more suitable.
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• United States
11 Sep 10
I can only imagine that the landlord had not said anything as perhaps he thinks his tenants will move out if told in advance. Although doesn't the landlord also realize that they will move out anyways. Moving is such a chore, make sure you truly investigate your new surrounding before actually moving in as it then becomes a bigger problem when you are already moved in. Good luck to you and your family and may your new placed be Blessed!
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@erikmama (12929)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Well, guess we are both having issues with our places!! Sorry to hear about this,cream. I do not know what state you live in, but I would definatley look over the laws for your state. I am not sure that they can do this in the middle of a lease or not.I do not think they can. After the lease is over they can raise the rent,but not til then. Hopeffully things will work out for you, or who knows, maybe it is just a runor.I would look for other places to live in the mean time.Keep me informed on what is going on!
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@much2say (40199)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Wow - cream97! Well, as they say, when one door closes, another opens. So hopefully this will mean a good opportunity to go to a better place (though I know moving is a lot of work - but it will be worth it). Does your area have rent control? The apartments here in our area are rent controlled - so they are not allowed to increase our rent anymore than 3% a year . . . so every place we've been in we've made sure to have this rent control so we don't get any surprises with a huge increase (I know my friends have gone through it!). The cost of living where we are is quite expensive - no way we can buy a house now . . . and our rent is considered cheap for what we have - $1300. But we are thinking about the future lately too - we'll see what happens. Best of luck when to make the move . . . good thing you got the scoop now so you can think ahead!!
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