Posted by J on December 21, 2000 at 16:19:08:
In Reply to: Re: Here's help posted by TenantNet on December 21, 2000 at 08:36:39:
I have since taken several courses of action. I have spoken with the real owner of the apartment, who informed me that the apartment is rent controlled and that as she has a "life-time" lease arrangement, she has a history of taking in young tenants who are not well informed of their rights on a month-to-month basis, overcharging them, and accusing them of theft when she wants to increase the rent or just get rid of them. My neighbor is a lawyer and referred me to a landlord/tenant lawyer. The lawyer informed me that I can sue her for rent overcharge. As she uses the apartment as her place of business as well, I utilize approximately 3/8 of the apartment space yet pay approximately 85% of the rent. I have never been involved in such a situation or a lawsuit. However, I think that because of her accusations of theft and treatment to me as a criminal and locking me out and harrasing me to move out at her will, I will be taking legal action to teach her a lesson.
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