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Re: Sorry Lilly and "me" - you're both wrong!

Posted by TenantNet on October 19, 2001 at 23:48:09:

In Reply to: Sorry Lilly and posted by Provost on October 19, 2001 at 19:24:22:

Your response is somewhat offensive, not by the position you took -- but that you're being confrontational and not helpful. More than that you're incorrect and have missed the issue completely. This is a rent stabilized unit and has nothing whatsoever to do with the owner's wishes in free society. Owner occupation is one of a few reasons for not renewing leases in a rent stabilized unit. It's a regulated processs and if the owner lies or subverts the process, the tenant ought to right the wrong. Look for details in the Rent Stabilization Code and various Housing Court decisions -- all on the website. Do a search for "owner occupancy." The tenant could potentially be restored to possession or receive some other compensation. But is would be difficult proving the subversion. The renovation period may be a clue, but does not establish bad faith on the owner's part -- mopre homework is needed.

: A landlord's son can be a tenant, no different from any other tenant. And tenants in New York do have the right to take on a roommate, and under certain conditions, to sublet.

: "Me" you especially seem to not like that -- too bad. If you don't want to deal with a landlord, buy your own apartment. If you don't like the American system of free market capitalism .... move to Cuba!

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