Rental rights attorney weighs in on Tampa Bay skyrocketing rent crisis


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Watched NEWSCAST ACROSS ALL OF TELEVISION, > > PAUL LAGRONE, WELCOME BACK NOW TO OUR ONGOING COVERAGE OF THE PRICE OF PARADISE AS WE LIVE HERE IN TAMPA Y.BA RIGHT PRICES INCREASING FASTER HERE THAN ALMOST ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. In FACT, TONIGHT ABC ACTION. News REPORTER SARAH HOLLENBECK IS HERE WITH THE LATEST OPTIONS THAT RENTERS DO HAVE

> >, TO BE QUITE HONEST, THE FIRST THING WRIGHT BECAUSE I JUST GOT > >. What AM I GOING TO DO? Heather DO RIGO RECENTLY RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM HER APARTMENT MANAGEMENT OFFICE THAT MADE HER HEART SINK.

 

 

> > HER RENT IS GOING UP FROM $ 1007 A MONTH TO $ 1500 A MONTH WHEN YOUR LEASE EXPIRES, THIS MORE THAN 30 % HIKE. I FEEL MORE THAFRN USTRATE, I FEEL SENSE OF LIKE DESPERATION CRYSTAL ROBLES, KNOWS THAT FEELING TOO

She SPENT 3 MONTHS DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR A NEW APARTMENT. > >. The PRICE IS AUTOMATICALLY 3 TO $ 400, MORE > > AND UNLESS YOU’RE IN SOME TYPE OF PROGRAM, WHERE YOU’ RE GETTING HELP OR GETTING A DISCOUNT, IT RAN OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. That’S > > HARD TO EVEN FIND NOW > > WE’RE ALSO HEARING FROM RENTERS AND TWITTER TORI TELLS US SHE’S SPENDING MORE FOR A 2 BEDROOM IN TAMPA.

Then SHE DID IN A TRENDY AREA OF LOS ANGELES

 

Debbie SPOTTED A LISTING FOR 337 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT PRICE OVER $ 1800 A MONTH, > >, THE AVERAGE STUDIO APARTMENT HERE IN TAMPA BAY IS RENTING FOR $ 1700 A MONTH AND MOST RENTERS ARE SPENDING ABOUT HALF OF THEIR INCOME TOWARDS RENT. That LEAVES VERY LITTLE LEFT FOR THINGS LIKE TRANSPORTATION, CHILD CARE COSTS AND GROCERIES.

So WHAT RIGHTS DO RENTERS HAVE? I TOOK YOUR CONCERNS TO REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY STEPHEN HACHI.

 

 

Rental rights attorney weighs in on Tampa Bay skyrocketing rent crisis

 

 

 

 

> > THERE ARE NO RENT CONTROL LAWS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. Right NOW I KNOW THERE ARE SOME BEING DISCUSSED IN SAINT PETE IN TAMPA. However CORRECT WE GET MULTIPLE CALLS A DAY FROM FROM TENANTS ASKING HEY MY LANDLORD’S, RAISING MY RENT $ 500

Can I DO THIS AND ULTIMATELY MY ANSWERS HAVE YOUR VIEW. The LEASE > > HAGEE SAYS WHEN YOUR LEASE IS UP. If YOU CAN SWING, IT OPT FOR A LONG-TERM LEASE OPTION LIKE A 2 YEAR TERM.

 

> > POSSIBLY ASK FOR A DISCOUNT IF YOU’RE GOING TO SIGN A LONG-TERM LEASE BECAUSE FROM A LANDLORD, THE WORST THING YOU COULD DO IS HAVE A VACANT PROPERTY.

> > HAD SHE ALSO SAYS: WELL: INSURANCE AND TAXES HAVE INCREASED FOR LANDLORDS. He THINKS MANY ARE INCREASING COSTS BECAUSE THE MARKET IS ALLOWING THEM TO DO SO. > >, WHILE PROPERTY TAXES AND INSURANCE HAVE INCREASED. They HAVE NOT INCREASED TO THE AMOUNT THAT THE LANDLORD IS INCREASING THE RENTAL. You KNOW, PRICES FOR THE PROPERTIES AND MY PEN AND YOUR EGO IS EXPLORING HER OPTIONS AND HOPING SHE CAN FIND SOMETHING MORE AFFORDABLE.

 

In THE MEANTIMESH E’S ALSO PLANNING TO REACH OUT TO LOCAL AND STATE LEADERS, > >, TO PUSH FOR BETTER PROTECTIONS FOR RENTERS AGAINST THESE INCREASES.

> > YOU CA, N’T HAVE A SYSTEM THAT IS JUST RAISING PRICES THAT HIGH AT A QUICK JUMP, THERE’S NO OTHER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE AND YOU’RE EXPECTING THE COMMUNITY TO JUST FOLLOW SUIT, BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY IT IS, IT’S NOT SUSTAINABLE.

As found on YouTube


Charles Lamm

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