Posted by Jack on December 05, 2000 at 13:17:32:
In Reply to: Help! Notice of Non-Renewal/Ilegal Sublet posted by Elaine on December 01, 2000 at 20:06:08:
: 1) do we have a chance in hell of keeping this place? We can pay some more rent, but not another $1000.
If it is stabilized and under $2000, it can only increase by 24%: 18-20% vacancy allowance plus 4-6% annual increase. It could increase another 1/40 of all renovations done while the apt is VACANT which could only happen if you agree to move out then move back in.
Call DHCR and get a "rent history" mailed to you asap for insurance purposes.
: 2)How quickly do we have to worry about them trying to boot us. The end of the letter said that the landlord might proceed with an "action of declaratory relief" 30 days after the papers were served. What does this mean?
Take that letter, the rent history, your lease, and all other paers concerning the apt to a tenant lawyer who advertises here por to a free tenant clinic listed somewhere off the homepages. Learn as much as you can, then try to get your own lease from this landlord: cheaper than moving or going to court.
The landlord has already admitted he knows you live there: the law says he would have to name you and serve you papers in any eviction proceeding brought against the tenant of record. BUT...
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