Shore owners accused of rental price gouging

There are claims at the Jersey Shore that prices for some year-round rentals have gone way up since Hurricane Sandy. The Weigman family was displaced

Some claim that the prices for year-round rentals have gone through the roof since Hurricane Sandy.

Some claim that the prices for year-round rentals have gone through the roof since Hurricane Sandy. (2/5/13)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - There are claims at the Jersey Shore that prices for some year-round rentals have gone way up since Hurricane Sandy.

The Weigman family was displaced from its rental in Seaside Heights due to flood damage. They're now looking for a new rental, but tell News 12 New Jersey they can no longer afford their old neighborhood. 

"Something that was $1,200 is now $1,800," Debra Weigman told News 12.

Michael Loundy, of Seaside Realty in Seaside Heights, isn't ruling out the possibility of post-Sandy price gouging. 

"It's very possible and to be expected, but we haven't seen it yet, " he says, "It's a little early to see any trends because the town is just allowing people in now." 

The Weigmans think landlords are increasing prices to push Sandy repair costs on new tenants. The family says it will file a complaint with the state.

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