Posted by George on January 28, 2002 at 15:59:24:
In Reply to: Real Answer: Get a lawyer... posted by MikeW on January 28, 2002 at 15:08:29:
: You may very well have a valid overcharge complaint. Once the LL sees you know about it, and are willing to put up a fight (as evidenced by his getting a letter from your lawyer) he may not put up much of a fight.
: : ya....your getting overcharged. Sue for treble damages. Of course the entire process will really suck and you might even become afraid that you are being followed and watched. But you could just start asking questions about the increase and suggest they lower the rent voluntarily. I would, if I was a landlord....which I am. Of course I might just have you killed as well....because that's what we do, it's in our "How to be a Landlord in NYC" handbook, chapter three, "Dispensing of Proplems". It's the longest chapter in the book.
Mike - this "Dispensing of Problems" is in our "How to be a Landlord in Kansas City" handbook in Chapter 8. I guess being a LL in NYC is different!
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