We are currently leasing a house through a property management co. We signed a 1-yr lease back in Aug. of last year. My family has decided we would like to stay for an additional year. Today, while one of the staff from the property management co. was at my house doing the annual inspection, he mentioned they would be increasing our rent if we signed up for another year. He claims the market has gotten much better so they know they can get more $ for it. He said it wasn't set in stone, because he hadn't discussed it with the owners yet. We pay $2400 per month, and I refuse to pay another dime. My husband called the co. and told them that he wouldn't pay an extra dollar per month. They said they'd probably just put the rent up another $50 per month. I know it would be a hassle to move, but I kind of think it's the principle. We are great tenants who pay every month, on time, and who keep the house up perfectly. I think it's poor business sense for them to try to increase the rent when they'll have to now find renters to move in and pay that (which is high to begin with). I guess I'm going to start looking around at other properties in the area. I hate to budge on this, even if it is only $50. We live in CO, so not in a high-dollar city like SF or NY, just to give an idea.