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Ask the Advocate - Rent Increases

Monday, June 10, 2013

The fourth “Ask the Advocate” feature appears in the June 7th issue of the Washington Post Express’s “Ready to Rent” section.  

Q: Is it fair for my management company to raise rent by more than 10 percent each year? Is there a limit to how much or how often the landlords can just raise it like that? And does the tenant have any recourse if they want to negotiate and the landlord flat-out just says, “No, we don’t negotiate”?

A: The very purpose of the District’s rent-stabilization law (commonly referred to as “rent control”) is to curtail unfair and unpredictable rent increases.

Click here to view the full article from Washington Post.