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Posted by chelsea on June 12, 2001 at 16:57:35:

In Reply to: NO LL RESPONSE TO OVERCHARGE posted by snorkel on June 12, 2001 at 16:43:59:

No point in continuing to send letters. Best thing is to stop paying rent, sit back and let him take you to court. That is, if you've retained an experienced tenant attorney and feel you have a strong case. It is stressful, for sure, but a lot of us have gone through it. Keep in touch with this forum and join a tenants organization, because there are other people in the same boat. Good luck.

: I live in a RS apartment on the lower eastside. A few months ago it came to my attention that the landlord was overcharging me by about $1000 (based on the rental history provided by the DHCR). I have gone through all the appropriate channels, done my research, consulted with attorneys and sent him a certified letter with return receipt stating my case. I basically gave him all the facts and figures and wrote that I wanted us to come to an amicable and reasonable agreement so as to avoid housing court (where he would most likely be hit with treble damages as well). I also said that if he does not rectify the situation I would begin witholding rent starting in July. Anyway, I received the return receipt two weeks ago and he has not responded.

: Do I just wait it out, withold rent and let him take me to court for non-payment and state my case at that time? Do I keep sending letters? Is the ball in his court now? I'm just not sure and the waiting is giving me an ulcer. Any advice would be grand. Thanks.

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