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Rent Control Laws

Posted by Mickey on August 16, 2001 at 07:30:31:

Where can you find laws governing rent control? Specifically the law that says "if you don't have a lease, you can not collect your cost of lawyer fees when a landlord takes you to court". My landlord has taken me to court FOUR times and has lost all four times. This is great for us but it is has cost us our entire savings to prove our innocence. I need to know if there is any way I can recoup some of my lawyers fees. In 1979, he took me court claiming I wasn't entitled to a rent controlld apt. that I have lived in since 1946. Then in 1999 he said it wasn't my primary residence, took it to Appellate Court and the Court of Appeals and lost. It doesn't cost the landlord anything since he has lawyers on retainers but it has almost put us in the poor house. HELP!

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