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Re: Landlord sent offer letter to vacate. Help!

Posted by georgygirl on January 17, 2001 at 13:01:52:

In Reply to: Re: Landlord sent offer letter to vacate. Help! posted by   on January 13, 2001 at 15:53:48:

: Even under the newly-revised Rent Stabilzation Code, the landlord should have offered you a renewal lease by December 31, 2000, if your current lease expires March 31, 2001.

LL has not supplied me with lease renewal as of yet.

: Rent increases for major capital improvements (MCIs) are limited to 6% a year, plus an additional 6% for any retroactive increase.

So there's a possibility my rent will go up 18% if LL pushes for a retroactive increase? Is a retroactive increase applicable to someone who hasn't even owned the building for a year? This 6% a year -- can he charge me up to 32% (6% for retroactive, 12% for 6% MCI per year on top of the 6% for the two year lease during a two year lease tenure?) I hope this isn't too confusing.

: DHCR Fact Sheet #24 is not on DHCR's website; this is the version available from TenantNet:


: Also, do not consent to any improvements in your apartment, unless you want them and are willing to pay for them. Those improvements are much more expensive than MCIs (a monthly increase of 1/40 of the cost of the improvement vs. 1/84 for an MCI) and there is no limit on the percentage increase, as there is with MCIs.

Can a landlord "force" improvements on me, deemed as "necessary", such as storm windows, gates on windows (I have no children therefore no need for them)? Or are windows deemed MCI?

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