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Can non-tenant (guarantor) pay the rent? (NYC)

Posted by Alexandre Pechtchanski on August 29, 1996 at 14:08:33:

Hi, everybody:

Has anyone ever heard about (supposedly) NYS law or regulation that requires
checks in payment of the rent to be drawn on the bank account of tenant only?

I am the guarantor for my parents apartment. Sometimes they're short of cash,
so I pay their rent. Recently my check was returned by landlord's reps. (Heron
Management Ltd.) with the note that my name is not on the lease. When such
thing happened some months ago, I sent them a copy of the lease naming me the
guarantor for the apartment.

This time, when I called and talked to the manager, he stated that accepting
my checks will give me "rights" to the apartment, so the NYS law (or DHRC
regulation) allows them to refuse checks from any party except tenant. He
refused to provide me with name/number/pointer to this regulation, and my
attempts to find it here at TenantNet were

So again, does anybody know what regulation they might refer to and where to
find it? All references gratefully accepted.

Alexandre Pechtchanski, GCRC systems manager, Mt.Sinai Sch.of Medicine, NY

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