Posted by me on September 03, 2001 at 01:15:48:
In Reply to: Re: DHCR Rent Reductions (Failure to Maintain Service): How Long Are They In Effect For? posted by Al on September 02, 2001 at 20:05:55:
: We have never received a response from the LL stating that he (the LL) in contesting, in any way, the order from DHCR reducing rent.
You should check the file to be sure. Responses, orders, etc., sometimes get lost in the mail. Or not sent out by the DHCR in the first place.
File an FOI request, go out to Jamaica and examine the file.
: LL claims via a telephone call that he tried to make repairs, but was never granted access (which isn't true). He wishes to sit down with us to come to an agreement.
Yeah, sure he does. It doesn't matter about the repairs.
Before you think about agreement, find out the facts. Look at the file. Copy everything you don't have. Get good legal advice.
: We have an attorney, however by the comments made by the LL stating he wanted to come to a 'mutual agreement', I am inclined to believe he wishes a settlement.
If your lawyer is not experienced on these kinds of things, get one who is.
yeah, if I owed a bundle of money I would want to settle too.
>>I believe this may be due to the fact that my father sustained an injury clearing water from a leak this past year (a leak caused by a defective bathtub in the upstairs apartment).
That is irrelevent. Totally irrelevent. If your father was injured that is a separate issue you need to pursue separately.
: Any further comments/ideas/opinions would be welcomed.
Remember that your landlord may be reading this stuff, as I said earlier. Be careful what you say here.
Good luck. Your father may wind up with a nice piece of change.
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