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Re: Apartement in Multi dwelling townhouse Harlem

Postby BubbaJoe123 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:27 pm

Reading the text you've provided, unless the building was converted after 1/1/68 (which it doesn't sound like it was), the LL is only required to put in an intercom if a majority of the tenants request it. Based on your description of the situation, it sounds like almost all of the apartments (other than yours) are occupied by the LL and his family/friends, so will be tough to get that majority.
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Re: Apartement in Multi dwelling townhouse Harlem

Postby Mrfochon » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:22 am

We are the last tenant. All others were “asked” (offered a buy out) toeave.
LL does not live in the building making us major tenant !

How do we request ? Straight by mail / email?

Also hearing was postponed to Jan.
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Re: Apartement in Multi dwelling townhouse Harlem

Postby TenantNet » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:25 am

You're the last real tenants. Are the other units occupied by anyone at all? if so, who?

In our view, if you're ONLY unit that's occupied, then that's 100%. OF course the LL will disagree. Still, have you sent them a letter asking for the intercom/buzzer?

Still, it seems your more important issue is the pending eviction. I would dwell on that.
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Re: Apartement in Multi dwelling townhouse Harlem

Postby Mrfochon » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:09 am

We are the last tenant. No one else lives in the building. Sometimes LL stays over in one bedroom but is not their permanent residence.
What can they object ?
We did send a letter and was escalated with HPD. Then HOD said no intercom was installed so there is no need to have one installed which I will be arguing in court early Jan. When I asked HOD Lawyer about the above mentioned article he refused to advise since he was on the opposite party. But I ll bring it up early Jan in court.

Also eviction case was dismissed.
I m also surprised that LL can offer a buyout to some tenant and not others. Are they not tied to all or none ?
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Re: Apartement in Multi dwelling townhouse Harlem

Postby TenantNet » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:22 am

Please type more carefully or use a keyboard. HOD?

If you file a HP Action, then HPD would be on your side. Why are they on the opposite side now? You haven't made that clear.

As I said, the owner occupancy eviction is/was the more important issue. But glad to hear it was dismissed. What was the basis for the dismissal, and is it with or without prejudice?

In general, we do not advocate buyouts.

Is your attorney on the case for the intercom? If so, then he/she should be able to figure out all of this.
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