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Re: big mess in brooklyn

Posted by Lilly on August 04, 2001 at 10:26:14:

In Reply to: big mess in brooklyn posted by Lori on August 04, 2001 at 09:25:41:

You know, I don't want to yell at you, but you've moved into a situation without getting anything in writing, where you knew beforehand that this wasn't on the up-and-up, and yet you sound surprised that there are problems. You are what is called a month-to-month tenant. The apt may or may not be legal. She is going to take advantage of you. Take pix of the apt now, rent a mailbox at the post office, put in a chain on your door so she can't come in when you're home. LL cannot simply show up-24=hrs notice is required for access, except in emergencies)flood, fire etc.) Send certified letter to her requesting that she not come to your apt insisting on access without notice, and that she not enter your apt without notice, that she provide you with a set of keys to the mailbox. And start paying her by check, (personal check) sent to her certified mail, return receipt and make sure she gets it before the date when she shows up at your apt to collect the rent. Too bad for her she wants cash-you are entitled to a mailbox key and the right to privacy. As for the cat, listen, unless she puts that in writing, that conversation never happened, doesn't exist, never took place. Not having a lease, to all you landlords out there, cuts both ways. No lease means that she can move to evict you with 30 days notice, but it also means you can move out with 30 days notice, with no further obligation to her.. Your LL has some problems- If she doesn't give you the mail box key and otherwise clean up her act,I would find another place, not use her for a ref, and use your secutrity deposit for the last month rent, otherwise for sure you'll never see that money again. To eveyone who will probably disagree with me, this is called asserting your rights, not being afraid, protecting yourself and not falling into the trap of endless litigation.

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