My tenant has been renting the top floor of my house for 8 years. Every year we increase the rent on January 1st by 50$. But this year we increased the rent by 100$ because of the increasing costs of utilities and such. I wrote them a note stating the rent increase amount and the reasons. The tenant walked up to me, ripped up the note and said she refused to pay the increase. Now I don't know what to do. Is there a way for her to pay the increased rent?
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
You will have to decide whether you are willing to deal further with a tenant who acts out and does not pay rent, or to start an eviction proceeding in the Civil Court, Queens County.
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