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Posted by Sierra on September 29, 1999 at 16:47:51:

I have been living in an non-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn for 6 years. My lease is up on October 31. My present rent is $1550. My landlord just gave me my new lease today raising my rent $1100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What I want to know is:

1) Is it legal for him to raise it that much in 1 year? I thought thr RGB guidelines stated a LL can only raise the rent 20% the first year and can keep on doing so until it is brought up to market value. AND
2) Doesn't the LL have to give you more than 1 month to sign a new lease OR make you aware of a rent increase.

PLEASE, please advise me. What legal recourse do I have? How can I fight this? The expense of finding a new place and the cost of moving without being prepared has to be taken into account.

Please help me. I am running out of time.
Thank you.

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