By: Jay Romano
May 22nd, 2009
Q: I am about to renew my lease. The building management is offering a free month’s rent to new tenants. Can I demand the same free month’s rent for my lease renewal?
A: Dov Treiman, a Manhattan real estate lawyer, says a tenant can ask for anything, but the landlord is free to deny a request as he sees fit. If the landlord is convinced that the letter writer might move if he doesn’t get a free month’s rent, he may consent