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Re: misplaced lease

Posted by TenantNet on December 18, 1998 at 23:30:28:

In Reply to: misplaced lease posted by john on December 13, 1998 at 17:18:06:

: I seemed to have misplaced my lease during my move and now I am embroiled in a battle with my landlord over various issues. I asked him for a copy of my lease but he refuses to give it to me. Until I get a copy my lawyer can't do anything. What to do???

Of course it may be moot until you get into court. A landlord would have to produce the lease to make their prima facie case, i.e., to prove they were the LL and you were the tenant and you had a LL/T relationship. Make sure you put "General Denial" in all court answers so the LL is forced to prove these basic things. You could ask a judge to order the LL to produce the lease. In NYC, leases are not on file, which is why you should look harder for it and keep it in a safe place.

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