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Might not want to rock the boat

Posted by MikeW on December 22, 1999 at 17:31:13:

In Reply to: landlord harrassment posted by Frank on December 22, 1999 at 15:38:43:

I don't know how the buerocracy operates out there, but here (NYC) month to month means the LL can dump you on 30 days notice. If you like the place and the deal, maybe you shouldn't rock the boat.

Alternatively, you might want to get a place with a lease, and/or under some sort of rent regulation. In that case, you could tell the LL to mind his/her/its own business. Or, dare I say it, buy an apartment.

: I need advice about how to deal with a landlord (actually lady, approx 70 y.o.)
: who feels compelled to give me rather heavy handed guidance about what is and
: is not OK to keep in my apartment, both in "public" view (on window sills --
: she has objected to bottled water and unlit candles in decorative candlesticks)
: and in the confines of my apartment (boxes, approx. 6 for purposes of packing
: gifts for holiday sending--she viewed these as a fire hazard). I live in the
: San Francisco Bay Area suburbs, where it's an insane rental market. My rent is
: about $300 a month under market. I can't figure out if she's pestering me
: regularly (about once a month via messages on my phone machine) because she wants
: me out to raise the rent, or she's just plum batty. In any case, I feel that
: my right to live as I please is constantly being scrutinized and criticized.
: More info: lease is month-to-month, 8 units in a 1950's style motel type building
: (all facing central courtyard).
: Landlord lives in house which is attached to apartment building.
: I don't want to have to move, but really feel violated. Any advice?

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