Posted by satori on March 14, 1999 at 23:11:13:
In Reply to: Re: process servers: need a real answer, thanks posted by Lou on March 14, 1999 at 17:24:11:
Well really theres a whole list of things you can say on the counterclaims.
Actually, when I gave my oral answer, I had to convince them to even
write down the answer I wanted them to put on the form.
They are actually to lazy to even write down the answers. Well, in my case this is what
happened.its good that your preparing.
Oh you can also ask the clerk for sample answers
For example if your building has violations you can say in the counterclaims
the building is not safe, and is unhabitable, so the rent should be reduced
or something like that.
And you could say just what you said, I never received the renewal notice as
is required by dhcr policy to renew within the 120 to 150 day notice, so the
landlord has no right to raise the rent, in this jurisdiction so the case should
be withdrawn or sent to dhcr
I would not worry about it the clerks are going to push you around anyway , and tell you
what to write down (if they even let you , they just like to fill in the
check box) anyway cause your pro se.
Why not say its the wrong jurisdiction. dhcr should handle the matter becuase you
mever received a renewal lease, and you would like to file a landlord refusal
to renew lease complaint , so the landlord does not have jurisdiction to
file this claim.
Why not just pay a lawyer $250 to write up and answer for you it could be
years(2 to 6 years filling out even more forms) if the judge sends it DHCR , and everyone will be looking at
what you right down. And at DhCR you don't even have a hearing .
That is you cannot go in person, all of its done thru the mail.
: Thanks for the kind words, but most of that information came from TenantNet and this message board and by following links provided by people here. The Pre-Trial Part Y is explained in the 'directive' which reorganized housing court: 2 versions on the United Court System site, a newer one on NYLJ.com. I also went to Housing Court on the Thursday evening after receiving the rent demand to get forms.
: Yes, the 5-day law should be changed to 5 business days: if someone has a petition for a new law going, I'll sign it.
: But for now: I have one business day to do this and only three resources: this board, Met Council and CityWide by phone tomorrow afternoon.
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