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Re: NYC Month-to-Month: 3 Days Notice of Rent Increase !

Posted by TenantNet on January 04, 1997 at 02:42:06:

In Reply to: NYC Month-to-Month: 3 Days Notice of Rent Increase ! posted by Paul (Not rent controlled/stabilized) on January 03, 1997 at 21:39:10:

: I am a month-to-month renter in New York City. I have no written lease.
: My landlord has stated his intention to raise my rent by $50 per month
: effective 1997. Problem is, I get this letter on December 30!
: Does NYC law require some minimum period of notice prior to a rent
: increase, even for non-rent controlled/stabilized apartments?

First, are you regulated and don't know it? Many landlords lie to tenants.
The general test is that if the building has six or more units, was built
before 1974 and is not a coop/condo, then there's a strong possibility
(except in a few cases) that it should be rent regulated. If you meet
these tests, let us know.
As for month-to-month tenancies, there's no law I know of that covers this
and the owner more or less has free reign. Maybe you can negotiate with him
or convince him that 30 days notice is required. Or you could wait until he
bills you, or you can pay the old amount and wait for him to object and then
tell him you'll be glad to pay the increase Feb. 1, but his lack of notice
makes it impossible.

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