Posted by killmylandlord on January 08, 1999 at 22:45:45:
In Reply to: Re: Reference Check of Landlords posted by John E. Marre on January 08, 1999 at 18:52:08:
I agree 1000%. There should be some resource to get information on landlords. I mean apparently there's a database of tenants that landlords use to check them with, why shouldn't there be the reverse? I cringe to think of the tenant that gets the apartment/landlords I just got out of...
: Well, maybe we should all start a thread on this Forum where we can rate our own landlords, good, nad, fair, indifferent, etc.
: Apparently there is something along this line in the works. But why wait?
: Does anybody else have any thoughts about this?
: Maybe we could start a thread called: Reference Landlord or Rate Your Landlord or something.
: This way, we could even recommend this site to others who are looking for places and have the name of owner/landlord and they won't get burned.
: Open to the floor for suggestions....
: : good quettion , but in a city like New York, it's designed
: : for the landlord.any rights tenants might have had about
: : checking the records of landlords or anyone else involved in the
: : business of real estate has been eroded, by the dismantling
: : of laws for non-layers like The freedom of Information Law
: : (FOIL), or the privacy act.Whereby a tenat could check,
: : on the landlords to see what public records are available
: : about a landlord. now when a tenant calls they say you have the
: : right to to file the FOIL request so they can put it right in
: : a file for a tenat to collect dust, and if you have any questions
: : a tenant can go to court at the cost of thousands of dollars
: : to optain the records
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