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Re: Dog Died LL refuses to decrease rent

Posted by Provost on July 09, 2001 at 18:52:16:

In Reply to: Dog Died LL refuses to decrease rent posted by Michelle on July 09, 2001 at 11:42:14:

It sounds like you thought you were paying a seperate fee just for a dog, while your landlord thought the rent was being increased. This tends to happen when people enter into oral agreements and don't put things in writing. It also is the case that as a month to month tenant, your landlord can raise the rent on 30 day notice to you. (You also have the right to leave by giving notice).

So you basically have a moot point; the fact that a dog died does not get you an automatic decrease in rent. As Ace noted, you are free to get another dog if you wish.

: We are renting the top floor of a private home in Yonkers, we have no lease. When we moved in last October we were told the rent was $1200 per month. The landlord then decided to charge us an additional $100 per month since we had a dog. The dog passed last month, so when we submitted our rent check we paid $1200, LL had a fit and said rent was 1300 all along regardless of the fact that dog had died. The rela estate broker had also confirmed the lsiting at $1200 per month and such is indicated by her comission check. My question is do we have a leg to stand on since it irritates me to pay that extra hundred a month

: thank you

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