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Re: Eviction

Posted by DK on January 15, 1999 at 18:36:02:

In Reply to: Eviction posted by Jennifer on January 14, 1999 at 18:49:58:

It doesn't sound fair, but it does not appear to be illegal. I presume that your roommate is still allowing you to live in the apartment as a roommate. If the landlord did not ask you to do anything improper, but only asked you to testify truthfully, the courts generally favor the obligation of everyone to give truthful testimony in a court proceeding.

If the sublet was a breach of the lease anyway, it's not clear to me how you have been harmed. You did not have any legal claim on the apartment to begin with. Is there more to this story?

: My roommate and I were subletting a rent-controlled apartment. The landlord contacted us and cut a deal to give us the apt. in return for us helping him evict the legal tenant. I refused to testify in court because it was unfair and he gave the apartment to my roommate and evicted me. Isn't this illegal?

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