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Posted by MikeW on January 18, 2000 at 17:01:42:

In Reply to: Not on the Lease, Want to be posted by Shannon on January 17, 2000 at 10:35:00:

Is the building already converted (ie, to a coop/condo)? Is the guy you room with a tenant from before the conversion?

Assuming this is the case, the LL is under no obligation to put you on the lease. If he is trying to get the apartments back, it is almost certain the LL will not put you on the lease.

I wouldn't worry too much about the reference issue. Just get a reference from the guy who hold the lease (he is, in fact, your landlord), and keep and rent checks you give him (get receipts if you give him cash). And if he does decide to leave, there really isn't anything you can do to keep the apartment (if LL does't want you there).

: A few months ago I moved in with an acquantance in Brooklyn. He has lived at
: this residence for a few years, rent stabilized. As tenants move out of the
: building the landlord corp. is selling off the units (ultimately they want to
: convert all rentals into condos). My roomate doesn't want to 'rock the boat'
: since they haven't done anything to pressure him out. He thinks that the
: landlord doesn't want more than one person on the lease (it's a 3 bedroom) -- I
: don't know why this would be a problem. At any rate, I'm worried that...

: 1. when I move out I will have a legitimate gap in my residence history which
: might hurt me when trying to move to another place (no landlord reference).
: 2. if my roomate moves out I could be out on the street or looking at a 30%
: increased in rent (they would probably choose, however, to sell the unit).

: Anyone have any suggestion? Private responses are fine too. Thanks,
: Shannon

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