My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Virginia
The end of my current lease term is almost up and the property manager for my rental community sent my lease renewal notice last week. The notice gave me the option to renew my lease for another year at my current rent rate of $2000/month. However, the rental range as advertised on my landlord's website is currently $1869-1894/month. When I asked the property manager why I was being offered to renew at a rate that is higher than the advertised rates for my floorplan he replied that it was because 1) my rent rate was not being increased from what I currently pay and 2) the rates advertised on the site may change.
I understand that the rates on the site may change, but if the current advertised rates are lower than what I'm currently paying, shouldn't the lease renewal rate be within that range. Even if I had to pay the highest price in the range ($1894), at least it's what's being advertised. The property manager even admitted that if a new tenant came in off the street they'd be offered the same floorplan (and possibly my exact unit) at a rate that's lower than the rate at which they're offering me to renew.
Any thoughts? I know this isn't fair, but is there any legal arguments I can raise?