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Re: Bldg sold.......oh well

Posted by richard on November 22, 2000 at 22:59:18:

In Reply to: Bldg sold posted by tom horan on November 22, 2000 at 11:59:17:

Sorry but you admitted to having a permenant residence elsewhere.... so its time to move....

The laws are for NYC residets you could sell your other property, and make this your new home, and sue to get a cheap Rent stabilized lease.....

OR it you want you could beg the new landlord to give you a RS lease at 20% more, and pay him some money under the table like a couple of thousand.... Illegal, but what the heck.....

Was there any overcharge involved? was the rent listed at DHCR the same as your wife was paying? If there was an overcharge she could file a lawsuit aginst the old owner, and maybe get a lease.

Of course the very very BEST option is to divorce her, then she would have a better claim on the apartment.


: Hi all - here's our problem.
: My wife of 7 years moved into the rent stab. apt about 18 yrs ago as roommate to leaseholder. Lease holder moved out 2 yrs later and my wife stayed, kept paying the rent, but was never on the lease. She asked to be put on the lease but was told, not to worry, they knew who she was and that she was there.
: Bldg sold about 2 months ago. New owners wanted a 20% increase in rent for a vacancy lease with her name on it. She agreed to it (all verbal) but they've changed their minds.
: Since we have another residence in and are legal residents of another state, new owners want fair market rent for the apt from us.
: My wife is full time in the apt, gets her mail here, etc.
: Any help would be much appreciated.
: Tom

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