Posted by ray on October 17, 2001 at 13:28:25:
In Reply to: Are Basement apartments leagel? posted by questionable on October 16, 2001 at 18:51:48:
some basement apts are legal. In the event yours is not, and the inspectors investigate and determine it is illegal, you will have to move. The LL is not responsible to shelter you elsewhere. Going to a shelter is at your discretion. Many people rent basement apts with bad intentions; many believe basement apts are illegal, therefore they agree to rent and then dont pay the rent. They are misguided. Ultimately, they eventually have to move sooner rather than later, and at their expense. I had tenants in my basement, and after being reported, they had to move in as little as two months. This occurred about 2 years ago. Many people think it is a long enduring process, but in my case, it was fast and the courts dont care where you go. Its unfortunate, because basement apts are inexpensive and fairly nice.
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