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Re: consequence for bounced check..OH boy!

Posted by richard on November 06, 1999 at 11:17:56:

In Reply to: consequence for bounced check posted by Sam on November 05, 1999 at 14:18:02:

Look you cant pay the rent so why do you stay? Is there some overwhleming reason to live in Brooklyn and pay that rent? Like you work 60+ hrs a week and you can WALK to work!
I found a 2br in Sunnyside queens for $950

You should check with DHCR and see if he legally got the rent over $2000 as to decontrol the apt
Just because he said it.... it might not be true.

Bouncing Check is a BAD idea...and twice.... sure he can ask for another months security..hey you screwed up right?
The bank didnt, or did your job screw up by not direct depositing the right amount?

Why should a Landlord put up with this from you in this housing market? Please explain


: I'm in an unregulated Brooklyn 2-bedroom (unregulated because the LL somehow
: got the legal rent over $2000, though the actual rent he charges is much less).
: Twice in recent months I have bounced checks to my LL, though each time the
: check was paid when re-deposited a week or two later. The first time I
: reimbursed him for the $10 fee that his bank apparently charged him, and this
: seemed to satisfy him. Now that it has happened a second time he has asked
: me for a second month's security deposit. I proposed instead that I would pay
: an administrative fee that would more realistically cover his costs for dealing
: with my bounced check (because the $10 fee is only his DIRECT expense--
: obviously there's also his time to call me, return to his bank, plus the lost
: interest income). I have not been able to find any provisions about fees of
: any kind in our lease. Two questions:

: (1) can he INSIST on another month's rent for a deposit?
: (2) are there any guidelines about what might be a reasonable fee that I could
: offer to pay instead?

: Thanks so much for your replies. --Sam Bacon

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