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Landlord overcharging for Washers and Dryers 

MarDian
MarDian
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Posted On: 5/6/2021
MarDian
MarDian
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My sisters landlord recently increased the charge for the washers and dryers in her building.
They were $2.50 for a washer and $0.25 per 10 minutes. They are now $10.00 per wash and
$10.00 per dryer.

I cannot believe that that is legal. There are seniors in the building that (a) don't drive, and
(b) there are no laundromats near them even if they can carry their clothes.

What can be done about this. He is a new landlord and has been trying to get longer term
tenants to move so that he can raise the rent. The method behind his madness with the
laundry could be that he wants to add more apartments in the basement and, if no one is
using the laundry, he may be able to close it up and make another apartment. This man
has been nothing but greedy since he took possession of the building.
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Posted On: 5/25/2021
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation. You may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice regarding your situation. You can find the nearest one by using this tool here. Steps to Justice also has a compiled list of programs and services for helping housing law that may be helpful.

If you do not qualify to receive services from a Community Legal Clinic, please contact the Landlord and Tenant Board directly.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org Team
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