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RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby ro196 » Wed May 10, 2006 1:01 am

I LIVE IN A 1BR APT IN BKLYN. SOME PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE BUILDING OWN THEIR APTS SOME DONT. WE ARE PAYING RENT TO A MGMT CO. THEY OFFERED A NEW LEASE FOR $1450 A MONTH, PREVIOUSLY THE RENT WAS $950 A MONTH, THEY SAID IT WAS A FAIR INCREASE BECAUSE WE HAVE A 2 BD RM APT!! THEY ARE CALLING OUR DINING RM WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE KITCHEN A SECOND BED RM!! CONFUSED PLS HELP!!
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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby Rodneystri » Wed May 10, 2006 5:10 pm

Does your Dnrm have a window, dor it have a closet. Certain distinctions make a room a bdrm and one of them is a window.
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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby HardKnocks » Wed May 10, 2006 5:40 pm

To be listed as a bedroom, it has to have a door, a window and a closet. Not to mention four walls. At best, a LR/DR combo can be referred to as a Jr. 4.

Are you rent-regulated? Is this a completely new lease, with new terms and conditions, or a renewal with added terms and conditions, like a sudden $500 rent increase?

We really need to know these details before we can ascertain what your rights are.
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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby Aubergine » Thu May 11, 2006 9:06 am

You say that some tenants own their apartments. Did you or your family live in this apartment when the building was turned into a co-op or condo? If not, you are probably not covered by rent regulations and in that case the LL may refuse to renew your lease at all or may demand a higher rent for a renewal lease.
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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby ro196 » Fri May 19, 2006 3:27 pm

WE DID NOT LIVE HERE B4 IT TURNED TO A COOP...THERE IS A WINDOW BUT, NO CLOSET AND ONLY 3 WALLS BUT,WHERE THE FOURTH "WALL" WOULD BE IS THE KITCHEN THERE IS A DOORWAY INTO THE LIVRM. THE REP CAME HERE AND SAID "OH! IN SOME APARTMENTS THIS WALL IS BLOCKED OFF AND A DOOR IS ADDED THAT'S WHY IT'S A RM! BUT OURS DOESNT HAVE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS. HE ALSO TOLD ME IT WOULD BE CHEAPER JUST TO BUY IT(WITH MAINTENANCE
AND PAYMENTS IT MIGHT COME TO AROUND $1250).
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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby ro196 » Fri May 19, 2006 3:29 pm

THE SENT US A "RIDER" SAYING THEY WOULD INCREASE THE RENT FOR THE RENEWAL AND THEY ALSO ASKED FOR MORE MONEY TO ADD ON TO OUR SECURITY DEPOSIT.
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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby TenantNet » Fri May 19, 2006 3:38 pm

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Re: RENT INCREASE?!!

Postby HAJ77 » Fri May 19, 2006 3:39 pm

It's irrelevant if the room is a dinning room or bedroom. If this is a non-regulated unit they're allowed to raise the rent to any amount they choose.
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