Posted by JJ on June 22, 2001 at 07:49:06:
In Reply to: rent stabilized apt posted by dawn on June 21, 2001 at 14:15:35:
: i live in brooklyn, ny in a rent stablizied apt for the last 21 years.
: i have a 2 year lease. my mother's name was on the lease, but she passed away 1 year ago, the lease was then put in my name. today i received a letter that said, "tenants succeeded after 6/19/97" & it gave the beginning & end term of the lease which is 4/99-8/31/01. i know what that means, but what i don't know is why did he put that date, since we have been living here for over 20 years. i did call him, but he is on vacation, so i just wanted to know if i can find out what this means ahead of time.
The first renewal lease in your name should start at the same time your mother's renewal lease would have started. Rent stabilized leases get renewed for a 1 or 2 year term which is the tenants' choice, not the landlord's. So if her lease ended 5/30/00, your lease would start at 6/1/00 and run 1 or 2 years. NOTE: you do not need and should not sign a whole new lease: this renewal has to be made on the official DHCR lease renewal form.
Learn more about basic tenant rights and wrongs on tenant.net ,click on New York Tenant Info. Find more info in the DHCR section ( DHCR oversees rent control and rent stabilization.)
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