Posted by Anna on August 05, 1999 at 12:17:01:
In Reply to: No Multiple Dwelling Registration posted by renee on August 04, 1999 at 19:18:12:
: The building that I live in (Queens Cty.)is not registered as a Multiple Dwelling Although, it obviously is.(Approx. 25 Apts.) We have not paid rent in
: approx. 8 mos. due to a dispute over repairs. I had read some earlier posts that stated If the building is not properly registered no rent arears can be collected.
: Would anyone know if this is correct ? Thanks ! Renee
Warning: it is unlikely that a 25 unit building was NEVER registered: there is no guarantee that a Judge will apply the MDL 325 penalty for failing to have a current registration: s/he should dismiss the case (LL will file again as soon as s/he registers). Having a current MDR is a required prerequisite for both non-payment and holdover cases.
Read the linked recent answer. Read the actual law on TenantNet Home > NY Tenant Info > Housing Laws (it is Article 9).
Read how it works by searching both this message board and the housing court decision for 'MDL 325' or 'registration' etc.
You can also go to the NY Public Library and read the case blurbs in McKinney's Consolidated Laws of NY (available only at some branches, use online catalogue to find one)
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