Posted by Mariel on September 27, 1997 at 19:38:44:
In Reply to: Landlord wedging me out with brother---LEGAL? posted by BZEL on September 27, 1997 at 13:27:27:
: I have been served with a notice of non-renewal, having lived peacefully in the same NYC rent-stabilized apt.for over 25 yrs.
: The landlord also lives in the building with his family, occupying 2 1/2 floors.
: He claims he "needs" my apt. for his brother (now in Boston), soon to move to Manhattan. This is an obvious ruse to clear me out for a tenant willing to pay more than triple the rent.
: Is there legal precedent for this?
: Can I fight it?
: Who should I contact?
: Really stressed out!
Call Metropolitan Council on Housing (693-0550). I'm pretty sure there have been cases where a tenant got their apt. back when it was proven in court that the owner did not move in a family member (unfortunately, the tenants were first evicted and then allowed to move back in).
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