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Re: Dead landlord, no notification from estate, things need fixin'!

Posted by TenantNet on March 05, 1997 at 12:08:34:

In Reply to: Dead landlord, no notification from estate, things need fixin'! posted by Dylan on March 04, 1997 at 14:18:37:

: My landlord died about 2 months ago (early Jan.). I recieved no notice
: from the estate as to who would be taking control of the building. (It's

The landlord legally "lives on" in the form of the estate and the estate
is responsible for everything and also has a right to collect rent.
Find out if the owner had the building in his personal name or if it
was a corporate name (in Manhattan that's 31 Chambers, 2nd floor for
deeds). Also go to HPD at 39 Broadway to see to who the building was
registered. Surrogate Court (also 31 Chambers) could tell you as to the
status of probate or if there is an executor. The tenants should for an
association, if not in general, then for the purpose of dealing with the
estate to determine to whom to direct complaints and/or pay rent. Check with
a lawyer as things like this might get murky. Hold you rent aside (but don't
spend it) until you can ascertain who is the legal and responsible party here.
If someone claims ownership or executor status, demand they prove it. If you
pay rent to one party and someone else comes along (another relative?) and
claims they own the property, you could get sued by two parties. Protect

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