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Re: Different name than the landlord on the lease

Posted by SamE on July 20, 2001 at 21:13:20:

In Reply to: Different name than the landlord on the lease posted by Hanna Forbyn on July 20, 2001 at 09:48:48:

The facts, your version?:

You know a person with arms and legs as 'your landlord'; let's call him Mr. Bill. Mr. Bill lives in P.O.Box.

You received a lease with a different name on it. Is this another person's name, like Mr. Jack? Or is this a non-person's name like 'Bill's Place'?

First, it is normal for property owners to own their property under a corporate name; in fact, it is advisable. (so when we slip and fall on the ice, we can only sue the corporation and not get our hands on their kids' college funds...)

Second, without giving actual names: what are you talking about? Mr. Bill vs Mr. Jack OR Mr. Bill vs Bill's Place, or Bill's Place vs Jack's Place? If you want to know who owns the building, start online at, dept of finance. Use search here for 'finance' for complete instructions. You can also go to the Hall of Records: use search for instructions for that too.

Third, no it is not, repeat: is not, ok for you only to have a P.O.Box to contact your landlord. He is required by law to provide you with a real working tel number, for emergencies. You need two: one for the super, and a second for the manager or the landlord.

ps: if you used your real name & email, why didn't you use the real names you're confused about? don't answer that and don't use their real names.

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