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Lease renewal/ preferential or legal?

Postby Sophiedog » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:50 pm

I was given a renewal lease with an increase from preferential rent of less than 2000 to the maximum legal round of almost 2600. What are my options? I have several things I want to point out to the landlord about it but he is hard to get in touch with. I need to know if the landlord is allowed to raise the rent that much after one year ? Please help! Any advice would really help.
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Re: Lease renewal/ preferential or legal?

Postby TenantNet » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Was a preferential rent rider attached to your initial lease when you moved in? This is crucial, and what did it say?

Have you gotten a DHCR rent history? It could be that the "legal rent" is bogus. Have you been in occupancy for less than four years? You can file a challenge to the rent then.
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