I can’t do it’: Woman moves out of apartment after rent goes up $800 per month
Skyrocketing rent is putting some residents in a bind.
Krystal Blair says the rent is so high in her Florida community that she’s moved in with family until the market turns back around.
That might not happen until more apartments are built.
People living in apartments have always been able to expect their rent to go up when it’s time to renew. Blair said she was ready for it.
“I’m always expecting $100, maybe $150, because everybody does it. You start low and then you end up high,” Blair said.
However, she had no idea how high her rent would go. Her complex wanted $800 more per month.
“I was like no, I can’t do it,” Blair said.
DAWG SAYS: FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS A REACTION. LANDLORDS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO COLLECT RENTS FOR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF, WHAT DID THEY THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?