Posted by Lawyers and Landlords what's the difference on December 10, 1998 at 17:45:14:
In Reply to: Rent Stabilized Lease Renewal - New Lease Not Received posted by Cathy R on December 10, 1998 at 16:26:20:
: I have a rent stabilized studio where the 2 year lease was up last month.
: I was verbally told of the allowable increases for a one and two year term.
: I opted to renew for two years and my first "new rent" check has been cashed by the landlord.
: I still haven't received any paperwork and have not signed a renewal lease.
: Should I insist on a renewal lease or is my landlord making a big mistake by not
: sending the paperwork my way (one that I could possibly benefit from in the future)?
: What should I do, keep my mouth shut or get the renewal lease?
Call DHCR and file a failure to renew lease form. It goes to mediation and
the landlord has 14 days to respond. If he refuses to give you the signed
lease renewal it enters the waiting stage currently two years. During that
time period you don't have to pay the rent increase, just keep paying your
old rent. If the landlord bothers you file harrasment charges and threaten to
put put him in jail for two years. That is what landlords agreed to when they
got their rent breaks. This site is sponsored by landlords and lawyers and
doesn't encourage you to fight for yourself. A lawyer is only someone who
is too stupid to get into medical school and a lawyer who does rent/lease
cases is the lowest form. The landlord can send you all types of legal letters
, but the fact is they are stuck with you, stick to your guns
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