Posted by will on June 27, 2000 at 09:56:47:
In Reply to: notification of rent increase posted by Loren Noveck on June 27, 2000 at 08:33:33:
remind the landlord the although you are month to month..all notices like increases, eviction and such require a 30 day notice and while you will probably take him up on the offer you need more time to think about it and 5 days is just too short a time. Since he offered you the lease he would prefer you to a stranger....use that to your advantage in a nice way.
I don't know which part of Brooklyn and what kind of apartment you have but I would personally snatch up a lease if I could. I hear stories of really humongous rent increases and arbitrary evictions because the Brooklyn market has boiled over....
: I live in an unregulated Brooklyn apartment. Our second lease expired in October of 1997, and we'd been paying a continuing month-to-month rent of $1200 for over two years. Yesterday we came home to find a new lease under our door with a $300 rent increase beginning July 1. I don't question the landlord's right to raise the rent that substantially, but is he required to give us more than 5 days notice of the presentation of a new lease and such an increase? With 30 or 60 days notice we might very well choose to move, but I don't see how with 5 days we have any choice but to suck it up. Do we have the right to tell him we will sign this new lease but only August 1 or September 1, with proper notification?
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