May 22, 2024 at 10:29 pm

Tenant Found Out Her Rent Was Being Raised by $500, So She Pretended To Be A New Tenant To See What Was Really Going On

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

In case you haven’t been paying attention, rents are totally out of control right now.

After a young woman named Ora found out that her rent was being increased by $500 from $1,300 to $1,800, she decided to go undercover and see what was really going on…

Ora’s text overlay reads, “Calling my landlord to see if rent increased for everyone or just me as a long-term tenant.”

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

She recorded herself calling her landlord and posing as a potential new tenant.

In the video, she records herself as she contacts the building to inquire about the cost of a rental.

She asked the woman who answered the phone about two-bedroom apartments and the woman told her they cost between $1,525 and $1,875.

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

Ora asked, “How does it go from 15 to 18 hundred?” and the woman told her that the prices change depending on whether the apartment is an older or a newer model.

Ora said she found out rents were raised for all tenants in the building and said, “Now I know that it’s raised for everyone, but that’s ridiculous. That is way too much.”

She added, “Life is getting too expensive to even exist at this point.”

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

Let’s take a look at her video.


Replying to @🥸 went undercover today to see why my rent went up from $1300 to $1800. Life is getting too expensive to even exist at this point. #housingcrisis #apartmentrent #callingmylanlord #rentincrease #economycrisis #journalism #thecostofliving #housingmarket2024 #apartmentliving

♬ original sound – Ora Hardesty

Here’s what folks had to say.

This person shared their thoughts.

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

Another viewer sounds like a great landlord.

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

And one person is OVER IT.

Source: TikTok/@oranotrita

She seems like a smart cookie!

We’re impressed!

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