Posted by chelsea on January 14, 2001 at 17:48:46:
In Reply to: Rent increase mid-lease?? posted by David Zarnitzky on January 14, 2001 at 17:12:26:
Not a dumb question. These days, you don't know what they're going to try. I'm not a lawyer, but it is my understanding that rent cannot be increased mid-lease, even if it's not rent-regulated. The lease is still a binding contract. Your friend should look into whether the apartment is subject to rent stabilization, however.
: This may seem like a dumb question, and the answer seems very obvious - but I thought I'd double check.
: A friend of mine is renting an apartment in Manhatten. Has been there since September.
: He has a lease.
: Nothing has changed (such as # of people living there, improvements to the building, etc..)
: I do not believe his apartment is rent controled or rent stabalized.
: His landlord came to him yesterday and told him that she is raising his rent 7% .. starting NOW ... in the middle of the lease.
: I am going to double check - but I do not believe there is any clause in the lease that says she can do so.
: Call me crazy - but there is NO way she can do this? Am I right?
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