Posted by satori on January 29, 1999 at 20:25:35:
In Reply to: Enforcement of no-pet clause with regards to cats posted by W Cramer on January 29, 1999 at 19:25:29:
I read nowhere , in any law that states anyone has the right to "inspect" and
apartment. Change the locks , and get a big lock. consider a barricade as well
. it will then be very expensive for the slim landlord to enter.But of course
hire a carpenter to build it.
: I just signed a lease for a rent stabalized 1 bedroom apartment that was
: very clear that having a cat or dog was a "substantial violation of the
: lease". I should note that the same page states that only myself will be
: the 1 person living the apartment ...later in the lease its states that
: ALL clauses (including parking in driveway) are substanstial violations of
: the lease. AND that after I live in the apartment for 3 weeks an inspection
: of compliance will take place. This all made me very nervous but my Rental
: Agent insisted that the landlord rarely follows through with all this and
: that my cat should not be a problem if I'm not obnoxious about it.
: I should mention I paid the super a fee of 1/2 month cash through this
: agent which I now find out is illegal. Obviously this all makes me
: extremely nervous now that the initial excitement of taking a great apartment
: has worn off.
: A few questions:
: Just how likely is it for a landlord to proceed to evict for ownership of
: a cat? Have their been any real cases of this in NYC? I could not find any
: cases about this in a case archive....
: Second is this lease valid? I know very well under law for stablized apartments
: that once I make this apartment my primary residence I can take a roommate
: without permission and I'm only required to notify the super or landlord
: within 30 days of roommates occupancy. So does one illegal part of the lease
: make the rest illegal?
: Finally is the inspection legal? I want to change the locks as soon as I
: take possession on the 1st. What is a landlord allowed to do with regards
: to a rent stabilized lease...can they inspect whenever they feel like it?
: even if they make that a lease clause.
: Any answers would be greatly appreciated....
: W Cramer
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