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Old 07-25-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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I live in a rent stabilized apartment and received a lease renewal. It says to please mail back with in 60 days, however my lease isn't up for another 6 months. I am not sure if I will be renewing it or not. Legally do I have to decide within 60 days? I was planning on letting management know the month before.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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The owner shouldn't offer a renewal more than 150 days or less than 90 days prior to the expiration of the current lease. If you have 6 months left on the lease that would be about 180 days so the owner would seem to be out of bounds. You can point this out to the owner, who surely knows this, and the owner will most likely say OOPS and send you another offer when the 150 day mark arrives. Which doesn't help you much because you do have to reply within 60 days of the renewal offer made at 150 days, 90 days prior to the lease expiring, or the owner can start eviction proceedings.

If it is the case that you have had problems or disputes with the owner in the past, then sending you a renewal offer way too early could be construed as harassment, a word that might buy more time if used properly with the owner.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Thank You Taxi Guy. Great explanation.

No issues with apartment/landlord/management. Just don't know if I am going to stay in the apt another year or will move.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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The owner shouldn't offer a renewal more than 150 days or less than 90 days prior to the expiration of the current lease. If you have 6 months left on the lease that would be about 180 days so the owner would seem to be out of bounds. You can point this out to the owner, who surely knows this, and the owner will most likely say OOPS and send you another offer when the 150 day mark arrives. Which doesn't help you much because you do have to reply within 60 days of the renewal offer made at 150 days, 90 days prior to the lease expiring, or the owner can start eviction proceedings.

If it is the case that you have had problems or disputes with the owner in the past, then sending you a renewal offer way too early could be construed as harassment, a word that might buy more time if used properly with the owner.
Best advice.

For some reason I have heard about this a lot lately - early leases. Don't know why. I also wondered about some sort of harassment but could not figure out why, what would be the aim.

I believe you must return the lease in a time frame attached to your expiration.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Best advice.

For some reason I have heard about this a lot lately - early leases. Don't know why. I also wondered about some sort of harassment but could not figure out why, what would be the aim.

I believe you must return the lease in a time frame attached to your expiration.
I've never received a renewal offer more than 90 days prior to the lease expiring which means I don't have to respond until 30 days before the lease expires.....exactly what nycangel would like to have. One reason I can see for an owner to go to the outer edge of 150 days, or in this case to even go outside the envelope, is to nudge a vacancy and then get higher rent from a new tenant through (sometimes alleged) renovation of the apartment.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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I've never received a renewal offer more than 90 days prior to the lease expiring which means I don't have to respond until 30 days before the lease expires.....exactly what nycangel would like to have. One reason I can see for an owner to go to the outer edge of 150 days, or in this case to even go outside the envelope, is to nudge a vacancy and then get higher rent from a new tenant through (sometimes alleged) renovation of the apartment.
I have received lease renewals 90-120 days prior to the termination of the lease and I believe this is acceptable for rent stabilized apts.
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