If your apartment is stabilized, your rent is dictated by what the Rental Policy Authority (RVB) decides each year. That year, in June, the RGB decided to freeze rents (i.e. a 0 per cent increase) for one-year leases and the first year of two-year leases. The owner of a rental property is required to send you a rental extension between 90 and 150 days before the expiry of your existing lease. You then have 60 days to accept the offer to renew the rent. If you wait more than 60 days, the owner may refuse to renew your lease and distribute you when the lease expires. For more information on the extension of rentals in stabilized apartments, visit UNHCR Fact Sheet #4: Lease Renewal in Stable Rented Apartments. For more information, please contact Homes and Community Renewal (UNHCR). If your lease ends and you try to continue paying the rent, but your landlord refuses to accept the rent, you are NOT in a month to month lease. Your landlord can prepare to take legal action to remove you.
Once you have rented the tenants, you can see if you are paying the right rent. See the increase in the vacancy rent. See also UNHCR`s Leases and Rent Increases page. In addition to submitting a written application for rent renewal, you must also provide supporting documentation. The list of documents that must be provided based on the type of unit you own is on the back of the NYCHA “Lease Application for Rent Renewal Approval” form. If your landlord does not renew your rental agreement and you stay in the apartment, be prepared for your landlord to sue for eviction in the housing court. The deal will probably be a Holdover case, which means your landlord is asking for the right to dislodge you, even if you are willing to pay the rent. For more information, see our information sheet on Holdover evictions. This document aims to renew a tenancy agreement in accordance with the rules of the Emergency Rent Protection Regulation. Although this form seems simplified, owners and customers should be careful to read the instructions before completing or signing this document. In addition, it is imperative that this document be provided in Spanish at the request of the tenant. If the owner receives a signed renewal form, he has 30 days to add his signature and send a copy to his client.
On the back of the document are instructions to ensure that the landlord and tenant are aware of their rights. This document must comply with the same provisions of the expiring tenancy. If the lessor chooses to include other conditions or its original lease, it must be signed by both parties and attached to the ETPA renewal form. The document is divided into two parts. Part A is for the owner; it contains all the additional options that the owner can incorporate. Part B is for the tenant. The client should check the options he or the options choose, and then complete this section. From there, the tenant must sign and date the floor. If both parties agree to a reciprocal agreement, a copy of the lease renewal form signed by ETPA will be returned to the owner within 60 days of receipt. For all lease extensions and contract lease changes, NYCHA complies with hud rules that require a proof of rent adequacy.
If the rent is not reasonable at the beginning of the second year, NYCHA will contact you by mail. However, if the lessor did not offer you a renewal in a timely manner, i.e. the extension was not proposed between 90 and 150 days before the lease expired, this may be a mitigating factor. So if that`s the case, you should probably call the owner and say you want to stay in the apartment. If they raise objections, you can remind them that they did not send a renewal in a timely manner, and that if they try to distribute you at the end of your lease, you will use it for your defence.