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Improper Certificate of Occupancy?

Postby nexus » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:34 pm

I have been having some trouble with my landlord and was informed by a friend that used to live in the building that the certificate of occupancy had some peculiarities. I found it on the BIS website. My floor has 4 units, two on each side. Each side has a a door between the units like you would find in a hotel, if you wanted to combine rooms.
The units are rented as 4 separate units, with 4 leases. The catch is that there are only listed 2 dwelling units on the CO for our floor. Is this invalid? Could this invalidate all leases on our floor?
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Postby TenantNet » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:49 pm

I doubt it would invalidate any leases, but it could give the LL a hernia. If you would like to see it corrected, I would call the LL first, then DOB. They should wall off the doors and apply to correct the COO.
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