Our May rent is due tomorrow. We were supposed to get a new lease for this May with a rent increase. Our apartment is rent stabilized which means that the rent can not be raised over a certain percentage. This percentage is decided by some city board (too lazy to research this) each year. It is always a big argument between landlords and the serfs. I think this year our rent is only supposed to go up 3 percent or something like that - maybe even a little less than that.
The last time I saw Stingy Landlord, he mentioned that he would be sending a new lease soon. Never got one. And now our rent check is due - with no mention of a rent increase. Stingy Landlord charges us to the penny. There is no way that he has decided not to raise our rent. My guess is that he has simply overlooked this fact temporarily.
I'll gladly take the discount but I'm wondering if he can charge back rent when he discovers his error. The fear of that, however, will not lead me to let him know about his oversight.