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No, but take photos and building department paperwork.

Posted by John on December 12, 2001 at 12:51:24:

In Reply to: illegal unit in queens 2 family posted by nicola on December 12, 2001 at 03:28:16:

The answer is no, but you do not have to pay any additional rent (or balance) or fees. Just in case the landlord takes you to small claims court to help your side of the story take pictures of the basement apartment and any letter evicting you from the illegal apartment.
And Quoting the law wouldn't hurt either.

Good luck

: from the response to craig root's question about living in an illegal basement unit: I followed that link to FAQ from Queens borough president and read that the LL cannot collect rent from ANY tenants in a two famliy illegally converted to a 3+

: I am vacating such an apartment (the legal one, but according to that link it makes no difference) this month and wonder if I could get the money I have paid the LL (18,700) back? If so, any lawyer referrals?

: Thanks.

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