Posted by Ian Wilker on August 30, 2000 at 11:16:18:
In Reply to: Re: Nothing you can really do posted by Jeremy on August 29, 2000 at 22:43:23:
Thank you both for your comments; I'm learning the hard way.
: : No regulation, no lease, LL can do pretty much what he wants. You can try negotiating, but my guess is that if you won't pay the increase, someone else will.
: As Mike says you have no LEGAL ground to stand on really.My suggestion is try to negotiate with the LL for a smaller increase or more time to move.If his option is get 3 months at $1650 with a written guarantee you will be gone, or try to evict you now.....I know which Id take, and if you have to go to court it would look good to have made the effort!
: : : My girlfriend and I live in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn in the garden apartment of a 4-floor brownstone; it's neither rent-controlled nor -stabilized. We took the apartment in 11/98, signing a one-year lease; the landlord never sent us a renewal (I'm realizing now I should have demanded one!).
: : : This morning I left my apartment to find the other tenants discussing the letters we'd just received: all of us, apparently like my gf & I without leases, were being served enormous increases, to go into effect October 1, 2000.
: : : Our current rent is $1650; the letter informs us it'll be $2,100 on 10/1.
: : : Does anyone here have any advice on dealing with this? We are very unhappy at the prospect of moving, and there's no way we'll be ready to leave in one month. There's also no way in hell I'm paying $450 extra.
: : : Thanks for sharing your time and expertise.
: : : Cheers,
: : : Ian Wilker
: : : email@example.com
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