Posted by Tenantnet on July 30, 1997 at 16:00:15:
In Reply to: Landlord - No maintenance plan posted by Erika on July 30, 1997 at 15:23:03:
: I live in a building that is rent controlled/stabilized.
There are 8 apts in the building, 2 of which get market rent.
One of those apartments is mine. The landlord bought the building
a few years ago because he ran a restaraunt on the ground floor.
The rent for it was outrageous and it was cheaper for him to buy the
building as is, than to continue to rent.
You mention a lot of things, but the first thing is to determine your
status. If it's a RC/RS building, then why are these two units "market
rent" (did you mean deregulated?). If it's not a coop, or not deregulated
due to high rent or high income reasons, then it's possible you might
indeed be regulated. Many owners will tell tenants that units are not RS
when they should be, and that can affect your rent and rights (and your
right to a lease in your name). When on buys a building, even if for
the reasons you stated, it comes along with various responsibilities.
The repairs must be workmanlike; if not, then you should use various
methods to press for a decent job.
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