Washington, DC asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Rental application and lease discrepancy in rent amount? Is the rental app legally binding?

My rental application lists my rent as $1494, but my lease states my rent is $1424. My landlord is trying to charge me the higher price.

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A: If there is a discrepancy between the rental amount listed in your rental application and the lease agreement, it is advisable to communicate with your landlord to clarify the issue. Start by referencing both the rental application and the lease agreement, and bring attention to the discrepancy. Document any communication you have with your landlord, such as emails or written correspondence.

If you are unable to reach a resolution through communication with your landlord, you may want to consult with a local attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law.

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