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Re: lease renewal

Posted by Anna on March 06, 2000 at 00:43:32:

In Reply to: lease renewal posted by Ms Jones on March 02, 2000 at 13:29:55:

: 1) Did the original lease renewal offer expired when the landlord did not return the signed copy within the 30 days allowed by law?
: 2) Does this means that for all practical purposes the landlord has to offer me a new lease renewal and when he does, is that the date that should be considered as the date of offering?
: 3) What should I do next?

You probably should not have altered the renewal offer, but he was wrong to use those dates. I hope you kept the original envelope, a photocopy of what you sent him, and sent it RRR.

Your lease has not expired, nothing changes for you: the only thing a renewal does is give the landlord the right to increase the rent. This is all very well explained in one of DHCR's Fact Sheets, here on TenantNet (NY Tenant Info, and on DHCR's website:

What to do next?: read the Fact Sheets then call DHCR: they'll probably send you a form to file a Failure to Renew Lease Complaint. Sometimes just telling the landlord you have it will convince him to send you your renewal. Don't be surprised if he claims to have mailed it 3 weeks ago...

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