Posted by Mark Smith on August 05, 2000 at 21:12:48:
In Reply to: Re: New Landlord Harrassing Tenants posted by richard on August 05, 2000 at 17:34:50:
What Richard wrote is essentially correct. And the landlord can ask for the keys to your apartment, in case there is an emergency and he needs access. If you provide the keys, you should seal them in an envelope, sign your name (or something unique) on both sides of the envelope, and wrap the envelope completely with clear tape. You might want to ask to see the sealed envelope from time to time, to make certain that the landlord hasn't opened it.
However, landlords can get more than one rent regulated apartment for the use of the owner and his family. DHCR's proposed changes to its rent regulations will make this even easier, by including in-laws in the definition of family.
: Absolutely NOT......
: He can get ONE rent stabilized apartment for his family......
: And he cannot change the Late terms on a RS lease, and he cannot demand paymnet of rent before the due date.
: He cannot change rent dates of a lease, and if there is no provsion for a late fee , he cannot collect one.
: He cannot have keys to the mailbox thats is Illegal,
: So time to get organized and get a lawyer...you will need one.
: : I am rent stablized - Brooklyn, New York.
: : New Landlord has taken over our building of 16 apartments. He is harrassing tenants and telling them he will force them to move out because he needs the apartments for himself and family members.
: : He is changing rent due dates and claiming to charge a $100 late fee if rent is not sent to him at least 5 days before it is due. he is demanding keys to apartments and mailboxes.
: : Does he have any right at all to do this? Please help. Thank you. Bonnie
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