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Landlord Hikes San Francisco Tenant's Rent by 400%

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    A landlord told Debra Follingstad who lives on Bocana and Ellert streets in San Francisco that her rent would increase from $2,145 to $8,900. March 2015

    A San Francisco woman is meeting with lawyers after her landlord raised her rent by nearly 400 percent.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Deb Follingstand used to pay about $2,100 a month for her two-bedroom apartment in Bernal Heights, where she’s lived for about 10 years.

    But earlier this month, the Chinese medicine practitioner got a notice that her landlord was raising the rent to $8,900 a month, and increasing the security deposit to $12,500. She posted the notice on Facebook, which was shared 5,500 times by Tuesday morning. When an NBC Bay Area reporter knocked on her door early Tuesday morning, she declined to speak.

    It’s not clear if what the landlord did is legal.

     

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