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Re: not paying rent

Posted by gary on April 10, 2001 at 11:01:19:

In Reply to: Re: not paying rent posted by Renee on April 10, 2001 at 05:21:54:

: I have a tenant that is doing the same thing this month and I have already reported him to the credit reporting agency. I am also filing to get a money judgment that will be on his record for the next 10 years. Once I have that money judgment, I can seize his property to satisfy it. I am, however, not in NYC. Different laws may apply.

I hope so. In most democracies you don't "file for a money judgment," you sue--and if the amount of money owed in rent is offset by the security, or there is some other counterclaim, you may not get a penny. I'd be careful about filing that credit report until you get a judgment. If you lose you may have a libel problem with the tenant.

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