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Re: Legal Help Needed - Landlord Seeking Higher Rent

Posted by Mary on April 29, 1997 at 11:43:44:

In Reply to: Re: Legal Help Needed - Landlord Seeking Higher Rent posted by joe on April 26, 1997 at 00:04:57:

: : : Our landlord has decided to take 8 tenants in our building to court for
: : : essentially the same complaint - he feels we are not paying enough rent for
: : : our apartments in the lower east side and has petitioned the court to
: : : either raise rents and/or to evict us.
: : : We have limited resources and thought someone out there may have some ideas
: : : on how to handle this situation. We are interested in possible paralegal
: : : assistance; a tenant group that could assist us with court case or
: : : even a reasonable attorney.
: : Talk to someone at MFY legal services at 41 Ave. A. Their number is 475-8000. You can also get advice from Met. Council 693-0550. There's also a group called Community Action for Legal Services (431-7200).
: Mary thank you for the info. I called the numbers you provided and all
: led to one source MFY. MFY requires that you earn under $7000.00 a year
: they will accept you as a client. The trouble is almost all the tenants
: being taken to court earn above the limit. We still need some other source.
: Any suggestions?? MFY will usually give advice even if you make over the income limit. They have people available to talk to on Tues. mornings if you go to the office. Did you ask them for a referral for an attorney? There is another group that gives legal advice but I don't remember their name right now. They are down at the housing court every morning to assist people. I think they're called Housing ---- (something). Maybe someone else will know. Also Met council has meetings in different locations around the city where an attorney or paralegal gives advice.

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