Posted by - on August 15, 2001 at 01:04:14:
In Reply to: Re: $600 rent increase?! posted by SamE on August 14, 2001 at 22:50:57:
Sam's 'advice' below is plain wrong. Rent increases are collectible when the rent is normally due. What Sam is saying - basically to not pay rent and let the landlord evict you - is just inviting a holdover eviction. Yes this may take a couple months, but not only will the judge agree with the landlord, he'll slap a judgement on the tenant for illegal use and occupancy (possible more than the rent), tenant will pay for the landlord's court costs, tenant will be forced out on short notice, and you'll have difficulty renting the next apartment.
Negotiating with the landlord or looking at cheaper neighborhoods is a much better idea.
: "Just remember that if you don't agree to an increase, he can't collect it unless he first sends you an eviction notice and second takes you to court and thisrd, the judge agrees with him (which s/he will)"
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