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rent going up

August 2nd, 2022 at 02:17 pm

They are renewing our lease (if we want to) but they are upping the rent, its not a lot but we would be paying an extra $520 a year, we wouldn't mind so much if they would do some repairs around the house but they haven't, our hot water system costs so much to run and we literally can only have 1 person shower every day before we run out of hot water... so frustrating...some of the doors stick so much...but at the same time rents are high here and I think many will rise since interest rates have gone up...and the hassle of moving is just not something we really want to so right now (financial wise) use movers it would cost around $4,000- 5,000 just to move from 1 suburb to another, and then we have to pack and unpack the house...and before all of that we have to look at houses and we have a lot of covid cases right now so don't really want to be out and about in we are still thinking about it...have about a month to decide so will see what is out there and do a pro/con list....can't wait till we can buy a house ourselves

5 Responses to “rent going up”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry that your rent is going up and your landlord doesn't care about fixing things in your home.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It’s hard because so many landlords are seizing the opportunity to get increased rents because they can. Some landlords need as much as they can get but I think even the landlords who don’t need the extra funds are asking for the higher rent because they can get it. We deliberately asked for a rental at the lower end because we didn’t want our property sitting vacant. This made it more attractive and created a bidding war. If you decide to move find a place first then give notice because the market is so unstable right now. The moving process sucks but our removalist bill was just under $1900 because we made it as easy as possible for the removalist to move everything very quickly - all our boxes got put in the garage, were labeled and numbered so they only had to go in the house to get the furniture out. They arrived at 8am and were done by 2pm. We used a removalist company with an hourly rate not a package.

  3. mumof2 Says:

    LR yes it sucks but we have house inspection in a couple of weeks and we have put it on the app so hopefully they will fix some of it.

    vsozgirl we have decided not move wise I don't think we are up to it right now and with what the move would cost and bond and all just don't think it is the will stay here for now and will give us time to work on some things we are working on right now...we just hope she will fix some things

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Very sorry your rent is increasing. Any chance you could get a rent break since stuff isn't being repaired?

  5. kay taylor Says:

    rob62521 the owner has approved to get the doors and hot water system that is good...

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