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Re: Illegal Rent Increase?

Posted by Mark Smith on August 30, 1999 at 22:39:33:

In Reply to: Illegal Rent Increase? posted by jane on August 30, 1999 at 18:49:55:

Do you have a written lease that has not yet expired?

If not, you are a month-to-month tenant, and in New York City, the landlord can terminate the tenancy on 30-days' written notice. If the landlord asks for a rent increase and you and the landlord can't agree on a rent increase, the landlord can proceed to terminate the tenancy, and you will eventually be evicted.

: I live in Queens, NY in a two family house. My landlord recently sold the house and now the new landlord is raising my rent $200 or 30%. Although it is comparable to the rent in my area (a bit on the high side), I paid a broker's fee to find the place and I was planning on living there for a long time. Are there any laws that prevent this guy from raising my rent this much?

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