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Re: owner taking us to court saying house illegl to rent

Posted by lea on September 08, 1999 at 13:02:52:

In Reply to: Re: owner taking us to court saying house illegl to rent posted by DK on September 08, 1999 at 09:48:47:

yes i am from the bronx NYC. i dont even think this is a legal 2 fam house he has 2 apt. up here in the attic, both rented. the papers say i have been here for 6 yrs and the ll and i entered a verbal agreement of 450 per month and that i owe him 2700 which i do not. i guess he threw that in to make it sound better. i have 3 lil dogs and am going to have major proble,s finding a place to live w/1 dog let alone 3 i dont know what to do i mean i recvd some emails telling me to talk to the court attn. and i will and i will also take the papers and go to the court asap. thanks to all for the info
i have been telling the ll that the electric is very bad in this house its only set up for one family so u cant even use the toaster w/the microwave or it will blow out, also i have a feeling there is asbestos in this apt. is there any way i could get the owner of the house the ll to pay to have it checkd so that if there is asbestos in this apt i know who to sue for my life?? thanks lea
: : the owner saying he recently found out the house is not a legal 3 fam dweling and is
: : suing us to vacate i just got a courst doc that i must answer in 20 days saying his
: : home is not legal and in its condition can not be rented out. he has never pd taxes o
: : on this hoouse as a rental, he has another tenant in the front apt of his house that
: : just moved in 2 yrs ago we have been here for 6 yrs. but they are trying to get us out
: : we always pay the rent but sometimes i was a week late w/it but never more than 10 days late ever
: : but i gues he rather have someone who pays on time every time which i understand but
: : that is no reason to throw us out w/out any place to go and no money to do it with is there
: : anything i can do in regards to this case?? help please email me i will tell u all the
: : details of the court doc. thanks help me please it will cost me over 2000 to
: : move i just dont have it, another thing is we have alwsays paid cash w/no reciepts
: : he wanted it that way but now we have no proof of payment thanks lea

: You do not indicate whether you live in New York City. If you do, Mark Smith recently posted a very helpful link which explains some of the issues. I have copied the link below.

: If your unit is illegal, Multiple Dwelling Law sections 300, 301 and 302 apply. You can find them on the TenantNet website. MDL 302 says that no rent is owed for an illegal unit, so you should stop paying rent immediately.

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