My lease was up this month and I didn't receive a letter as the other tenants do stating if we want to renew or not. The apartment manager just told my husband that our rent will go up $140.00 with no explanation. Is this legal>
State/Country relating to question: Alabama
If the lease term is over - then the landlord can demand a higher rental amount if they re-lease to the tenant.Alabama does not have rent control.So, what you can attempt to do is contact the apartment manager and negotiate a reduction of that increase. Potentially it's not a "take it or leave it" situation with the landlord/property manager.But a landlord can raise the rent once the lease term has expired.I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear.Please - rate me with 3 happy faces or more for my answer! Thanks!!
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My question is don't the apartment manager suppose to give me something in writing as she does the other tenants explaining the reason for not renewing my lease and why the rent went up?
What, if anything, does the lease say about renewal and notices? The lease controls.Because if the lease is silent on the issue - then presumptively the when the lease term is over the tenant moves out.
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