Posted by clive on December 12, 1998 at 12:41:04:
In Reply to: Re: Rent Stabilized Lease Renewal - New Lease Not Received posted by Fight for you right on December 10, 1998 at 17:37:58:
: : 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?
I would not do anything. Just keep paying your old rent. You are officially a rent stabilized month-to-month tenant. The only legal way a landlord can get an increase is by offering you a renewal lease 120 to 150 days before the lease expires. He can not tell you to leave. In fact, even if he were to give you a renewal lease now, you do not need to pay the increase for another 120 to 150 days.
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