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Get it in writing, signed and dated!

Posted by Ace on June 14, 2001 at 12:23:13:

In Reply to: Re: No... posted by Michael Kraft on June 05, 2001 at 19:32:39:

Get everything in writing, with a signature and dated. If you are in New York City in a rent stabilized apartment, then it's one of two things -- the LL finds the place for you or helps to pay for you to move somewhere until the renovation is done. Get in writing how long the renovation will take, when you can move back in and even what will be renovated! You may be able to negotiate moving expenses too. Just make sure to get it all crystal clear, in writing, with the clear understanding that you are NOT giving up the apartment and that you are still the tenant of that apartment and it's with the understanding you are moving back in by X. While you are out of the apartment that's being renovated, I think you would pay like $1 a month just to make it understood the apartment is still under your name. Keep copies of all receipts and your lease and the letter of understanding on the apartment in a bank safety deposit box. Just in case, you may need to get a lawyer to just look over the wording for that letter of agreement with LL.

: > In certain instances they can force you to relocate to a similar
: > apartment at a similar rent . . .

: Thanks. In which instances?

: Also, do you mean relocate to another apartment in a building that the
: landlord owns? -- i.e., does the landlord have an obligation to provide the alternative apartment if he forces you to move based on plans to 'renovate' the apartment?

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