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Tenant has to carpet 80% of the apartment

Posted by Angela on May 01, 2001 at 09:03:23:

I live in the 6 store co-op building in Brooklyn, NY. I rent my apartment from the management. I rent since October, 1999. Maybe somebody remembers my post from the end of March about the dog in the apartment. Management demanded to get rid of the dog because I have "no Pet" clause in the list. I refused to give away the dog and they told me that they are going to evict me through the court, but my lawyer sent a letter to the management explaining the Pet Law in NYC and that by this law I can keep my dog. So the management could not do anything about the dog. Now they threaten to evict me because in lease there is a clause (exact words) "Sublessee agrees to carpet 80% of the apartment". My question is if I have a big rugs in every room (I have a rug in the bedroom and I am going to buy a large rug for the living room) will it be enough to proove that I covered the floor. I even can buy rug for the dining room. I try to research the English dictionary for exact meaning of verb to carpet. In my understanding it means to cover the floor with the carpet or carpet like material (f.e. rugs). Please answer me if I am correct. And you understand that in my case they do not really care (at least the did not care for 2,5 years) about the carpet but they just want to revenge because they lost the battle over the dog.

PS. By the way I can explain why I do not want to have my floors be covered with the carpet. I have a dog and the baby (2 month old) and I believe it is much easier to clean with rug, because I can clean the floor under the rug (to remove all the dust and durt) and I can not do this with the carpet.

Thanks in advance for your time and effort, Angela.

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