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Re: Simple questions: Park Slope: new tenant anti-eviction resource

Posted by Anna on October 27, 1999 at 12:12:14:

In Reply to: Simple questions about my landlord (PLEASE HELP) posted by Joel Holland on October 27, 1999 at 10:27:49:

: I live in 4 unit building in Park Slope, Brooklyn, maybe 60 yrs old. I had a
: 1-year lease that expired Aug. 99, and have been month-to-month (rollover?)
: since. I pay $850 a month for a 1 bedroom, and so do 2 other tenants in the
: building. The 4th tenant was forced to move out yesterday, because her rent was
: to increase from $750 to $1250 (after 18 years of residence!) The building is not
: a coop or condo. -Ok, so here are my questions:

: 1. I want a lease, but my landlord will not give me one because the building is
: only 4 units. Is that legal?

: 2. What percentage can my rent be raised if I have a rollover lease?
: and how often?

: 3. Am I rent controlled? stabilized? what am I?

: 4. Do I retain the rights of the original lease on a month-to-month lease

: The landlord has his office below my Apt. and shares it with his brother a Lawyer,

Brad Lander, exec director of f.a.c., recently announced a new campaign called the DFZ: Displacement Free Zone, to mobilize against evictions of long-term tenants by landlords who only want to dramatically increase the rents. It is not yet on their website,
It covers Lower Park Slope, you may have seen the posters. Call them, even if your building is not in the DFZ, and please tell them about your evicted neighbor. They can probably help both of you. PS: please ask them to update their website. 718.857.4322

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