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Re: URGENT! roommate situation

Posted by zann on February 08, 1998 at 16:20:05:

In Reply to: Re: URGENT! roommate situation posted by TenantNet on February 07, 1998 at 15:26:47:

: : Feb 9th is my court date, i am going to trial and i need urgent info!
: I am the roommate, the primary tenant is out of town and has lost on
: default, since i have been present for the past few court dates the judge
: has said i am the respondent and it seems i have some rights.

: Either the judge was on dope or you misunderstood. THe primary tenant has
: rights of tenancy, and may lose that depending on a variety of issues. I
: hope you notified the tenant of the case. The rights you have are because
: you are in occupancy and they just can't change locks -- they must go
: through the legal process to get you out.

: :I have
: extensive exhibits validating the apartment is a SHARE [primary residents
: mail,voters reg, tax stuff etc etc] not a SUBLET and i plan on sticking
: to that story.

: Depends on why they are seeking to evict the primary tenant. Is it illegal
: subletting or nonpayment or something else?

: : I have requested some form of settlement from the
: landlords attorney and faxed a plea to the building manager, they are
: not interested though i said it could be a new lease w/ the 20% increase
: which is valid in NYC.

: They aren't required to give a lease to you.

: They said,"no", so i said well i feel i have a
: case lets go to trial...the question is "what the hell do i say in
: court??"

: Depedns on the nature of the case.

: Ask them to show burden of proof? Get an order to show cause?
: please help and explain these terms!!!

: You should at least consult with an attorney. Read the court section on
: the web site and figure out what it is all about.

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