Posted by John O'Connor on May 16, 1996 at 16:36:27:
In Reply to: Re: Illegal Lockout posted by TenantNet on May 16, 1996 at 15:16:07:
: : Recently I have filed a rent overcharge complaint
: : with the DHCR. When my landlord got wind of this
: : he put a padlock on an additional little space in the basement
: : that I rent for my recording equipment.
: Normally the NYC Illegal
Eviction Law (NYC Admin. Code Sec. 26-521) might apply
: and you could go to the police and have them use
: Police Guide Procedure #117-11. But in this case it appears
: you are renting a separate non-dwelling space
: for commercial purpose
s and thereby not necessarily
: protected by the illegal eviction law. Even so, if you can prove you
: were using the space and paying for it, then you could probably seek
: injunctive relief (and possibly tort) against the owner.
: You just h
ave to be careful that he doesn't claim this
: was storage space provided along with your dwelling apartment;
: that could gum up the works.
If he claims the storage space as provided with the dwelling unit, then isn't it an illegal lockout and co
vered under landlord/tenant law?
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