Posted by richard on July 27, 2000 at 14:22:06:
In Reply to: Method of Rent Payment Question posted by Kay on July 27, 2000 at 13:56:34:
They want to make sure you are living there as your primary residence, therefore you must have a NYC checking acct. with your apartment on it AND it MUST be mailed in New York City
The landlord is looking to recoup your apartment.....and paying a checking account fee of 9.50 a month at Citibank and sending it to the landlord is a small price to pay for the landlord having no reason to evict you, for non primary residence.
And a automatic bank check does not have a New York city postmark!
And do not send money orders unless you keep the reciept and make another copy....you cannot lose these or you will be screwed.
: I am a long-term tenant in the only rent-stabilized apt. remaining in a 9-unit old-law Manhattan tenement. A letter from the landlord last month stated that they will no longer accept direct automatic payment from a bank for the monthly rent. Tenants must mail a personal check or a money order in the envelope provided by the landlord. It is a real nuisance to order checks, write a check, pay abank fee for the check, add a stamp, mail it, etc. The automatic payment from the bank is a guaranteed check, arrives on time, and has all the information on the check itself.
: Is there a regulation that says that the landlord can specify what form the payment sent must take?
: Thank you very much.
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