Posted by TenantNet on October 14, 2000 at 01:52:35:
In Reply to: wrong posted by Ken on October 14, 2000 at 00:21:26:
We read it correctly; you didn't. We corrected your erroneous statement regarding apartments not being registered. If the tenant has lived in the unit since 1971, it's possible the apartment is rent-controlled -- meaning it was registered once in 1984 and not annually since then. Rent stab apartments must be registered every year.
The poster stated the landlord was trying to boot the tenant. You jumped to the conclusion that the poster was part of this scheme. He may wish to take advantage of a vacancy at a reasonable rent, but there's no indication he is advocating (or even helping) in the owner's efforts.
But perhaps your most inane asertion is that rent regulated tenants are somehow "privileged." What's next, will you follow the landlord playbook stating that rent regulation creates abandonment and is responsible for the lack of housing construction and the sharp citywide increases in rent? Yes, your response speaks for itself; it makes no sense.
: Tenant Net, you need to re-read this string and clarify your statements. Only rent-regulated apartments are registered in NYC; free market ones aren't. I know you like to advocate on behalf of privledged rent regulated tenants, but you should recognize that the apartments most typically available to the newest and poorest New Yorkers aren't regulated at all. They're free market apartments, even illegal apartments.
: I also find it surprising that you and Chelsea would respond to someone who basically seeks to have another tenant removed and take over her below-market rent apartment. If anyone should be called "greedy" here, it is the questioner. Rent regulation often brings out the worst in people as they seek to gain cheap apartments through personal and political connections, or by underhanded moves.
: This much said, I am not going to respond to further posts in this thread. I think each person's response (including mine) speaks for itself.
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