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SECTION 226-C
Notice of rent increase or non-renewal of residential tenancy
Real Property (RPP) CHAPTER 50, ARTICLE 7
§ 226-c. Notice of rent increase or non-renewal of residential
tenancy. 1. Whenever a landlord intends to offer to renew the tenancy of
an occupant in a residential dwelling unit with a rent increase equal to
or greater than five percent above the current rent, or the landlord
does not intend to renew the tenancy, the landlord shall provide written
notice as required in subdivision two of this section. If the landlord
fails to provide timely notice, the occupant's lawful tenancy shall
continue under the existing terms of the tenancy from the date on which
the landlord gave actual written notice until the notice period has
expired, notwithstanding any provision of a lease or other tenancy
agreement to the contrary.

2. (a) For the purposes of this section, the required notice shall be
based on the cumulative amount of time the tenant has occupied the
residence or the length of the tenancy in each lease, whichever is
longer.

(b) If the tenant has occupied the unit for less than one year and
does not have a lease term of at least one year, the landlord shall
provide at least thirty days' notice.

(c) If the tenant has occupied the unit for more than one year but
less than two years, or has a lease term of at least one year but less
than two years, the landlord shall provide at least sixty days' notice.

(d) If the tenant has occupied the unit for more than two years or has
a lease term of at least two years, the landlord shall provide at least
ninety days' notice.