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Advice For Dealing With Landlords

Ask Savvy: Is My Landlord Ripping Me Off?

Here's another tricky question for you submitted by an anonymous community member in the Ask Savvy group. Share your tips in comments after you read!

I'm looking to move sometime this summer and just spotted a listing for a sublet in my building for over $300 less than I pay! I'm really upset about this — I moved (in the height of the market) three years before this girl moved in (during the heart of the recession). Her sublet is just through July so it can't help me and the posting was on Craigslist not through a realtor. Should I approach the management company and, if so, how and what should I say?

Money is a touchy subject, especially when you're approaching the person charging that money. How do you think she should proceed? Share your savvy advice and ask away for yourself, too, by posting your questions in the Ask Savvy group.

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I guess I don't see why you're put off by the knowledge that you pay more. Like you said, you moved when rents were generally higher. Why would it surprise you that you pay more? I mean, yeah, it sucks, but I guess I just don't see why it's a big deal.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
I was going to say exactly what Molly S. said too lol.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 7 years
Took the words out of my mouth Molly S!
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