Posted by Jenny on January 19, 2000 at 09:42:14:
I posted a message last week after having receive a notice of default from my landlord.
After some discussion with him, he has proposed that we do not have to cure the default, but in exchange he wants us to agree to vacate the apartment by July 2001 (one more year's renewal). He also claims that he needs this to be done by stipulation in court in order to protect his rights (with respect to having given us notice of the default). Is this ever done? Is it necessary to enter anything with the court?
The real situation is this: we're rent stabilized in a very high-end neighborhood in the city. given the market and how close we are to the $2000 destabilization threshhold, he wants us out in order to get the 20% vacancy increase and go destabilized.
Where do we stand? Also, is there any relevance or leverage to be gained by his having authorized agents to use a crowbar on our front door to get in the apartment on a day we were not notified of their desire to enter? Or that there is no fire escape (6-floor elevator brownstone building)? Or that when I signed the lease I never got a copy of the paperwork showing the increase from the prior (stabilized) tenant's rent? Should we fight him or make a deal?
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