Google Search

TenantNet Forum Archives 1996-2002
Posting and Replies are disabled in all Archives
TenantNet Forum | TenantNet Forum Archives Index

Re: LL sez apt "not governed by ANY regs." True?

Posted by Janet on March 10, 1999 at 02:08:23:

In Reply to: LL sez apt "not governed by ANY regs." True? posted by Chris on March 09, 1999 at 23:24:56:

I signed a similar lease and it turned out the LL was just trying to get away with treating it as exempt from rent regulation.

It's probably stabilized unless the rent was over $2000 when you moved in. Yes, call DHCR and check their records. If it is stabilized, and you were overcharged, either file an overcharge complaint with DHCR (a long frustrating process) or hire a lawyer and take it to Housing Court.

In the meantime, you should probably go ahead and sign the lease. If it's rent-stablized according to the DHCR records, it's rent-stablized and it doesn't matter what the LL puts in the lease. You may be able to recover treble damages for any overcharge. If there was no overcharge, just failure to register, you may not receive any payment but at least the apartment will be stabilized in the future and the landlord will have to renew your lease. As long as there IS rent regulation, that is. Even if it weren't stabilized it's still subject to SOME regulation, such as health and safety laws.

Follow Ups:

Note: Posting is disabled in all archives
Post a Followup

Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:


TenantNet Home | TenantNet Forum | New York Tenant Information | Contact Us
DHCR Information | DHCR Decisions | Housing Court Decisions | New York Rent Laws |

Subscribe to our Mailing List!
Your Email      Full Name