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Texas tenants hit with soaring rent increases see little relief in sight

Renters are seeing their housing costs jump as population increases, strict zoning regulations and rising home sales push up rent prices.

In November 2021, Rebecca Brown received a letter in the mail from her tenant informing her that her rent would increase by nearly $350 a month or more, depending on the lease term. Brown decided to attempt a negotiation. After successfully bringing the rent increase down from 24% to 5%, she has shared her story to empower and remind other renters of their rights to challenge rent hikes.

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