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I live in a duplex 3 family house with out the landlord

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I live in a duplex 3 family house with out the landlord living in any of the units. I just found out that the monthly rent will increase by 8.40% The original lease expired about 10 years ago and no new lease was signed after the original expired. I live in Queens County New York.
Is this rent hike legal that we have no signed lease?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good evening,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Because the lease was never renewed 10 years ago, all of this time you have been a Month to Month tenant and the landlord is free to increase the rent if they want to by giving you at least one month advanced notice. If you don't want to pay the additional rent you can give notice of your intent to end the month to month tenancy and find a new home to move to. That is you right as a month to month tenant.

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