Posted by Richard on June 10, 1999 at 11:45:04:
In Reply to: Eviction in Supreme Court posted by Pat on June 09, 1999 at 13:45:08:
: You helped me back in November when I was researching the building I live in ("Illegal Rent"). In Dec. I was served with a 30 day notice, followed by a Holdover Proceeding. But because the building is illegal (six-family multi-dwelling with a C of O saying it is a 2 family) the landlord dropped the Holdover. Now he is suing me in Supreme Court. (There are six owners on the lease but only one is evicting me, the one who collected the under the table rent). My attorney wanted $7000 to handle that case, so I must represent myself. I am told that Supreme Court will not deal with the issue of the building's legality but will rule only on the eviction. Is this true? Can I be evicted in Supreme Court even though my apartment, rent and the entire building is not legal? I once had information that a landlord cannot collect rent with an illegal C of O, but I misplaced the printout. Thanks, : Pat
....I think everyone here would agree...that when you pay your rent under the table YOU KNOW something is wrong!, so why should a judge give you All your previous rent money back??? any answers?
But if you...like me had no clue it was an illegal sublet and not registered....then why Shouldnt you get all of your money back...I was duped, and being from out of state, Conn. and the first time ever renting an apartment in NYC, and paying the rent by check to the "landlord",
that should entitle me to a better standing in court then you....
...I just think knowing its illegal, and paying your rent under the table, is no different then if someone in a white van says ya wanna buy a TV brand new in the box, never opened for $100....
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