Posted by tenantperson on August 08, 2001 at 23:49:04:
In Reply to: Re: Misinformation on this board --beware!!! posted by New York Tenant on August 08, 2001 at 14:39:10:
: I suggested not signing a renewal lease based on the legal maximum rent, and filing a complaint with DHCR, based on the landlord's failure to offer a renewal lease based on the preferential rent. This would apply especially to tenants in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, but I still think all tenants should do that.
Nonsense. There are much safer alternatives. Not signing a lease, even for valid reasons, exposes you to eviction. You get evicted, even for a "curable" reason, and you need a lawyer.
Much better to sign the lease under protest, file a complaint for failure to provide a proper renewal lease, and then lodge a complaint for any excess rent.
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