Posted by Will on May 03, 1999 at 17:30:09:
In Reply to: rent increase posted by Kevin Miller on May 03, 1999 at 15:12:51:
Any rent increase that comes 3 to 6 months (depending on the state) after calling any inspectors or making offical complaint(s) is usually considered retalitory...fight this increase. Write a letter to the landlord stating that you and your lawyer consider the rent increase retaliation. Send it certified. If the landlord decides to take you to court that too might be considered retalitory as well. The landlord would have to pay court fees (in NYC at lease this is the case).
...: Landlord was cited for numerous housing violations.
: When he questioned me if it was me who called the inspectors
: I truthfully replied "yes". A week and a half later he
: said he was increasing my rent by 12.5%. Isnt this retaliation?
: I called because he has promised to fix heating, plumbing, electrical problems for 4 years but only shows up when rent is due.
: I think its time to move!
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