Posted by kristen on August 13, 2001 at 18:28:33:
My family is being evicted from a co-op building in Brooklyn, NYC. We have a "sublease" from the management. It is a month-to-month lease. We moved in in June 1999 under the terms that we would have 90 days notice. The same terms were given to use in June 2000 and our rent was raised 5%. In June 2001 our rent was raised 15% and our security deposit was raised from $25 to $150. We crossed out the terms of "30-days notice" and wrote in 90 days as usual. We signed the lease. The management returned the lease with the 90 days crossed out and 30 days typed over it with their signature.
Last week, they sent us an eviction notice with 30 days to comply.
We have always paid on time. We would like to be able to stay until June 2002. Is there any way we can negotiate this?
We have 2 small children, rent in our area is soaring, and we depend on a local childcare. Moving to another area would be possible for the apartment - but nt for childcare as enrollment in pre-schools happens in the previous winter for the current fall.
Please suggest help
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