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Re: taking over rent controlled apartment

Posted by me on October 06, 2001 at 17:50:10:

In Reply to: taking over rent controlled apartment posted by Nathaniel Ruhlman on October 04, 2001 at 12:53:19:

I think you have to prepare yourself for a legal battle, as most landlords will fight tooth and nail against a tenant succeeding to a rent-controlled apartment.
Apart from what was previously suggested, be sure to get copies of every scrap of paper establishing your residency.
Ten years is a long time so I am sure you have a good case, if and when you are brought to court.
Afraid I do not know if the landlord is required to put you on the lease, but keep in mind that he may not do so even if he is ostensibly required. There is quite a bit of money at stake.

: I have been living with my great grandmother in a rent controlled apartment on riverside drive for 10 years (its been in the family for close to 70 years). She will most likely be moving out to a nursing home in a year or so. My name is not on the lease, but I have some utilities in my name and i have also been taking care of her for the past two years. What do I need to do to insure that i take over the apartment? The landlord is in no hurry to put me on the lease, is he required to put me on the lease if I've been living here?

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