Posted by MikeW on May 19, 1999 at 10:40:38:
In Reply to: Summer Rental posted by Race on May 18, 1999 at 08:59:46:
Let me get this straight, you have a lease signed by both you and the LL, he took your money, rented it again to someone else, and destroyed your property to boot? At the very least, you have one hell of a lawsuit. I would also contact the Suffolk County DA, as there may be criminal fraud charges that could be levied. Finally, if you have a signed lease, especially one that predates the one issued to the new tenants, I see no reason why you couldn't take possession of the property. I would expect WWIII to break out between you the other renter and the LL at this manouver.
: This was to be my second year of a summer rental on Fire Island, but I found out in early May that the owner had rented the place to someone else (for more money) not only that he had my cable and phone switched over to the new renters names (both were put in by me)...He moved out all my possessions under the house where they are more or less destroyed. I had a signed lease and a deposit down. Even though we had ledt it (verbally) that I would pay the remainder of the rent when I arrived for the season, he said he heard rumors that I was not returning and re-rented. Question...I know this stinks...what recourse do I have?
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