Posted by Ace on August 06, 2001 at 15:26:42:
In Reply to: Re: Misinformation on this board --beware!!! posted by tenantperson on August 05, 2001 at 23:47:26:
In all the time I've posted, I've taken most information gleaned from here and compared it to the sites that tenant.net has posted all over this site as well as looking up law updates and speaking with other lawyers. I've asked for advice and any posting that was given I'd back it up with looking at sources of information. No ONE source is perfect and complete in every way.
In the email chain you ask others to look at from this past June, no one claimed or posed or posted as an attorney. As in any case, there are particulars involved that are unique in each and every case which determines the outcome, as a poster here answering you just mentioned, and that's very true.
As another previous poster noted, laws and lawyers' opinions of them change all the time and you could get 3 different opinions/outcomes on the same issue. While in this particular instance with your particular situation, you found a way that may have worked out in your favor (congratulations, by the way), it may not work out for another.
As I've stated from time to time, over and over again when posting here, seek an attorneys' advice. This site has an initial warning statement in the main forum window about not taking anything said here as the ultimate end all be all truth.
We're all here to try to figure this out and talking about it amongst ourselves is only ONE way to do that. Good luck.
: My problem is with posts that state opinions as facts. If you look back on the exchange of emails in question you'll see what I mean. It was a pretty emphatic post, and it would have cost me a lot of dough if I had paid any attention.
: All I'm saying is that nonlawyers should not be analysing cases or stating their opinions on legal issues.
: : Well, Duh! These are our opinions, just opinions. Based upon our experiences in this field. Some of us are attorneys, brokers, employees of DHCR, HPD, landlords, etc etc. None of our opinions is a substitute for a consultation with an attorney who specializes in whatever problem you may have, and should not be construed as such.
: : As far as preferential rents or whatever issue, some of these issues are making their way thru the courts as we speak. Nothing is cast in stone-if it were we wouldn't need lawyers or courts.
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