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Re: Here's help

Posted by TenantNet on December 21, 2000 at 08:36:39:

In Reply to: Here's help posted by Ken on December 20, 2000 at 20:01:34:

Ken, you're really trolling. If you keep it up, you may be gone.

As for the poster, what it appears the tenant did is an illegal eviction. In NYC that's a criminal offense. There's info and directions on that on the web site. You cannot be evicted in this manner; the tenant must commence a license proceeding in housing court. Otherwise, you have the right to stay there until a) the court acts to evict you, or b) the tenant gives you a 30-day termination notice -- assuming you're month-to-month. If you've paid to Jan. 17, then you have the right to be there at least until then. Beyond that, it depends if you are given a 30-day termination notice. If you stay beyond that, the tenant can commence proceedings against you.

It may be that you have been rent-gouged. That's a different issue though than your right not to be illegally evicted. And if you do find another space, use your common sense as to whether or not to move as soon as possible. But even if you're back in now, alert the police (the sergeant or precinct captain, not the uniformed regulars who ignore the illegal eviction law). And if the police won't respond, contact your elected officials.

: Your post illustrates the need for the positive changes that have just today been made to the city's Rent Stabilization Code and Rent Control regulations. Among other things, the roommate profiteering that your nutty primary tenant is now doing have been made illegal.

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