Posted by TenantNet on December 14, 2000 at 23:33:14:
In Reply to: Check must be in your name posted by Ken on December 14, 2000 at 22:46:49:
Ken, you're trolling again and treading on thin ground. Part of your explanation is correct -- an occupant not on the lease paying by check could establish a "landlord-tenant" relationship, which is why a landlord might return a check to avoid a later claim. But your conclusion that this has something to do with rent regulation is bananas - colored by your zeal to claim rent regs are responsible for every ill in the world. This is a contractual issue and applies to non-regulated units equally. So stop the trolling or you may join Richard.
: Your landlord was right to return the check. He rented the apartment to you, and under rent stabilization laws that apartment must be your primary residence. Accepting multiple checks from a non-leaseholder could bring on various complications; for example, the check-writer could claim rights to a renewal using based upon the fact that they occupy the apartment and send the payment.
: Complicated, yes. Bewildering, at times -- thats rent stabilization in NYC for you.
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