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Re: Landlord extortion

Posted by Rowena on October 02, 1997 at 05:49:55:

In Reply to: Landlord extortion posted by Kelly Lincoln on October 02, 1997 at 02:22:35:

: I have beenlooking for anapartment, and a few weeks ago, I came across
the right one. A studio up on Riverside for under$900. When I went to
apply, the Landlord flatly told another in my presence thart she doesn't
rent to college students and proceeded to extort, IMHO, 6 MONTHS IN
ADVANCE so her neice would have a place to stay. Inmy case after
disapproving ogf my career and credit rating, she "demanded" $12,000 more
than a years rent in advance from me. I have no evictions, no
bankruptcies and three of the write off were errors which have since been rectified. Who do I sic on this woman who discriminates on the basis of "pay me in advance"? or is it legal?

College students aren't protected classes from discrimination and owners
do have the right to judge the ability to pay when renting; if you could
show adequate income, then maybe it's on something else... sex, race, etc.
If that's it call NYC Human Rights.

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