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Re: Owner changed shortly after I appealed DHCR decision!

Posted by Anna on June 01, 1999 at 15:04:52:

In Reply to: Owner changed shortly after I appealed DHCR decision! posted by Mark on May 22, 1999 at 11:41:56:

: Hello,

: I'm wondering what I should do (if anything) with a DHCR appeal I filed (a PAR?): after I sent in my appeal but before I heard anything back my building got sold to a new owner, so now I'm still waiting for a response to my appeal, but I'm wondering if I should maybe somehow amend the appeal papers to include the current owner, etc. I have heard that the prior owner has sold all his buildings, and I'm thinking that enforcing a judgment against him when he no longer owns the property may be more difficult, and enforcing any judgment against someone who currently owns the property may be easier. Your insights and comments are very much appreciated. Thank you.

: Mark

The new owner will be responsible for the overcharge, only exception is sometimes in a foreclosure or tax sale (it is in the Rent Stab Code or Law). I don't think YOU have to do anything at this point, but I suggest you call or visit DHCR, a tenant group or a lawyer to verify.

There are some case summaries on tenant.net concerning this...

You might want to visit the Hall of Records, 31 Chambers St, to get a copy of the deed transfer...

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