Posted by gary on February 22, 2001 at 21:35:34:
In Reply to: Landlord offers renewal 1.5 years late: Rent increase OK? posted by Mike on February 22, 2001 at 12:12:37:
The landlord can only offer you, now, a one or two year lease beginning X days from the date he actually gave you the lease. (I think X=60 days; the number recently changed. Maybe someone else can confirm this).
The least must offer a 4 to 6% increase, 4 for one year or 6 for two--your option.
That 4% or 6% is added to the rent you actually paid back in September '99.
He's out of luck on the rent increases he could have charged you in the past. Absolutely cannot be retroactive.
If I'm reading your post correctly, your landlord filed a false certification with the DHCR--claiming a lease renewal increasing the base rent. Be sure to contest the registration.
Be sure to save the envelope containing the renewal leases, in case you have to prove date of delivery.
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