Posted by TenantNet on February 07, 2001 at 00:18:26:
In Reply to: Re: Unreasonable landlord posted by unreasonable tenant on February 06, 2001 at 22:30:46:
Sure sounds like Ken (and similar IP number) -- all he wanted to do was make assumptions and judgments about motive and then lecture. That's inappropriate here.
Under rent stabilization, weekend homes are allowed and have nothing to do with the tenant's inquiry -- nor is it a reason to deny a sublet request. As for the duration of the sublease, the tenant offered a perfectly valid explanation regarding the employer's policy of limiting dissemination of information and that it's their intent to return to the unit. One way around this is to recognize that RPL 226b allows a tenant to sublet for 2 years out of a 4 year period. So tell the landlord it's 2 years. If you return early, that's not a problem.
As for attorneys, we have several that advertise here. They are all experienced tenant attorneys. Shop around and compare.
: Ah, you can have it all and still not be happy...
: You own a "weekend home" that you plan to move to. Your wife has accepted a job out of town and you're both going to live there. Just want is the problem here ? What is your true motivation to hang onto this apartment when you're moving away ?
: Sounds suspiciously like you want to warehouse a cheap apartment while you live somewhere else, and make some $ in the process. Yes, its been done before, but realize that in doing so you are taking away an apartment that should rent to someone who acually lives in the city and needs a reasonable roof over their head.
: Can you sue your landlord over this ? Why certainly. Since you've obviously got money to spare, lawyers everywhere would just love to get some.
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