Posted by Dallas on February 12, 2001 at 18:47:43:
In Reply to: Brooklyn landlord wants to raise my rent 50% posted by Alan Stephenson on February 12, 2001 at 14:59:58:
: Can she raise the rent by this much all at once or are there any legal restrictions?
Yes, she can ask for whatever rent she wants.
: What happens if I refuse to pay that much of an increase and send her the same rent or the same rent with say, an $250 increase?
She would probably evict you pronto.
: Can she have me evicted?
Yes. Also, she can get a judgement for any unpaid rent and "use and occupancy" fees, and garnish your salary, tax return, etc. This information would also appear in your credit report.
: How long does that process take?
Depends on a number of factors, can be anywhere from 1-6 months. If your case is in court more than 30 days you would have to deposit full rent with the court.
: My goal is to remain here, but not to pay that huge of an increase all at once. ANY HELP?
Make a decision. Look around at what other apartments in your area rent for. Either accept her increased rent or go elsewhere.
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