Posted by consigliere on October 21, 2001 at 09:42:35:
In Reply to: 1 bedroom in NYC, need help with renewal lease. posted by John on October 21, 2001 at 04:25:20:
The superintendent gave you good advice. All a renewal lease does is let the landlord raise your rent. Without a renewal lease, you are still protected by rent stabilization, and you should continue to pay the rent specified in the most recent lease.
If it would make you would feel more comfortable, you could file a complaint with DHCR about the landlord's failure to offer a renewal lease. Any rent increase under such a renewal lease would not be retroactive.
: I live in Ridgewood, Queens in a rent stabilized apartment and have been living in a one bedroom apartment for over three years. I started my tenancy with a form letter lease (one year) and received a DHCR lease after the year was up. The current DHCR lease that was for two years ran out recently and the landlord hasn't renewed my lease (yet).
: When I asked my super about the renewal lease, he stated that it is better to be without the lease, because the landlord wont raise the rent.
: My question is: If I live in rent stabilized apartment and don't receive yearly (or two-year) leases what happens to my tenancy? Do I continue to pay the agreed rent and assume I am still rent stabilized or insist on that lease with the increase (4%=1yr 6%=2yr) and have rent stabilization protection? Am I being setup for some eviction plan or something?
: Thank you in advance.
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