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I moved into a new building last summer on a one-year lease. The management company set the rent at the maximum allowed under DC rent control ($2,009 a month), but as this was significantly higher than the market rate for the apartment, they took a $214 “concession” out of my rent per month. So for the past year, my effective rent has been $1,795 per month. I just received a letter from the management company telling me that to extend the lease another year, they want to raise the rent to $2,122, which is 5% above last year’s maximum rent allowed but a whopping 18% increase over the rent that I actually paid last year.
Is this allowed? I know that DC has regulations on how much rent can be raised year-over-year, which it seems like they are trying to get around by having had an “actual” rent and an “effective” rent for last year. I’d really prefer not to move, and I kinda feel swindled. Really appreciate any advice!
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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