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Re: Non payment of rent

Posted by J.Mannion on May 06, 2000 at 14:27:43:

In Reply to: Non payment of rent posted by J.Mannion on May 05, 2000 at 17:13:57:

: I live in a co-joined Queens.It is
: rent stabilized,with 6 apts.on 1 side and 6 on
: the other. When I came here,It was with Section
: 8 housing.There were problems in the apt.but the
: landlord said he would fix them.When the lease
: came up for renewal,Section eight cancelled their
: contract with him,as repairs were not made.They
: gave me 90 days to find another apt.I did,how-
: ever the landlord called the new landlord and
: said I owed a great deal of rent,and was a
: terrible person.The other landlord did not want
: to get into a landlord tenant dispute and I had
: to get my things from the new apt as I had not
: signed the lease yet,and the landlord cancelled.
: I stopped paying rent,I thought this would make
: him take me to court for non-payment of rent.That
: was 8 years ago.In the mean-time I continued to
: complain to the city,which on various times
: because of really bad conditions,fixed some
: areas,The wall in the kitchen collapsed,they
: fixed that,The toilet was backing up into the
: entire area,they fixed that,how-ever the floor
: in the bath-room was gradually falling, as the
: many water leaks from up-stairs,and the constant
: moisture,weakens the main joists.The bath-tub
: water only goes down if you plunge it several
: times,and it goes right to the basement under
: me.The sink is useless,as the wall has pulled
: away,and pipe cannot hook up to the pipe that
: goes into the wall.I know you will say,Why
: didn't I move,I was in extremly dire straits
: financially,and I began using the money to get
: to finance my way into a better job.Mean-while
: I am over 16 thousand dollars in debt and
: cannot move.I have not gone into no heat,
: hot water etc.No working oven,I had to buy
: a refrigerator etc.The city has finally moved
: to get him to repair the apt.I just came from
: a meeting with the city atty.He listened to

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