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Re: Deny a Lease & Security Deposit

Posted by TenantNet on September 11, 1997 at 03:15:59:

In Reply to: Deny a Lease & Security Deposit posted by Maria on September 10, 1997 at 12:00:08:

: I live in a rent stablized building with ten apts. I have lived here
for nearly four years and I pay my rent promptly on the first of each
month and have had no disputes with my landlord. I want to know under
what circumstances can I be denied a renewal lease when my current one

Generally, for nonpayment or for violating an obligation of the tenancy. Read the
info on Rent Stab on the web site. Normally a RS lease is automatically
renewed as a matter of law, even if the owner doesn't like it.

: I know about taking the apt for the landlords personal use, but is
there any other reasons?

The law is so convoluted, there are a variety of unusual circumstances
such as this.

: The reason I ask is that I have never received any notice about my
security deposit. The landlord has never notified me of where my money
is kept or any interest received.

This is normal as most ignore the requirements, but should not threaten
your tenancy.

: I believe that he never lodged my sec dep in a seperate account at all.
I wrote a letter asking for details of my money, about 3 weeks ago and
never received a reply. I want to know where I stand with lease renewal
options before I pursue this matter further. I know legally I have
rights to my security dep and cannot be thrown out for that, but is there
any sneaky ways that he can deny me a renewal? Many thanks for any help
you may have.

He can invent whatever reason he wants, and you can defend, and you might win.
There is no enforcement of the law any more. Housing Court judges are
gutless and DHCR is controlled by landlords.

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