Rock Hill, SC asked in Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina

Q: How can a New owner charge all these extra fees and everything that needs fixing they charge the tenants?

The apts. have been here for at least 40 years. I've been here 17 yrs. No upgrade or anything. New owners come from New York City , Bought the property and now tacking all these fees on us, pest fee:$5.00, Community Fee: $10.00, Renter's ins. $12:00 for the building only, My rent now is $975.00 (just raised it $25.00 more dollars this month. I moved in my townhouse in 2003, My rent was $345.00. I moved here because I could afford it . Now I maybe forced to move. No pool ,no playground for the kids, Nothing.

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Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: You would need to take a look at the lease that you signed. The written lease determines the duties and obligations between the parties. in most cases leases are signed for one year at a time and landlords are within their rights to increase rent and fees from year to year but not during a lease term. If you think that your lease is being violated by your landlord i would recommend that you reach out to an attorney in your area.

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