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Aldon Management
8180 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Jonathan Green (on behalf of the undersigned)
4949 Battery Lane # 506
Bethesda, MD 20814

To the Management

We, the undersigned residents of The Glens on Battery Lane (Aldon Management), are writing to strongly protest your decision to implement a monthly parking fee of $25 and the charges of $250 for a replacement hangtag and $75 for a replacement gate access card.

In the flyer dated 1/25/2022 you provide the following stated reasons for this fee.

The reason for the increase for lost gate cards or hangtags reflects our efforts to deter recent issues with tags being distributed to non-residents and false claims of lost tags.

Our goal is to make your parking spaces available for those registered residents.

These claims and charges are absurd. Consider the following:

1. When we signed our lease, we did so with the explicit understanding that parking was provided and included in the monthly rent payment. There was no discussion at any point of the possibility of charges being unilaterally added during the rental year. Nowhere in our lease have we agreed to pay additional fees for parking.

2. The cost of the replacement tag is specified in our lease as $50. Your proposed increase in charges for replacement tags and cards and is a violation of the terms of our lease.

3. Your stated reasons suggests that there is a shortage of parking spots and that legal residents of the building are unable to find parking due to non-residents parking in the lot. This is patently false. The lots behind signed residents' building are never full. We have never once had any difficulty finding a spot, nor have we ever observed the lot to be full.

4. You claim the need to deter “recent issues with tags being distributed to non-residents and false claims of lost tags”. You provide no evidence that this problem exists, nor is there any evidence that there are any adverse consequences as a result of this alleged problem.

5. The building requires that all residents register their vehicles with the office and issue a numbered tag for each vehicle. Management can enforce violations of parking rules through existing mechanisms.

We request that you withdraw this unjustified proposal and continue to provide parking for residents without additional charge. Please respond to this by close of business Friday February 18, 2022 by email to jmgreen31@gmail.com or in writing to the above address. If you fail to resolve this to our satisfaction, we will submit a formal complaint to the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs.


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