April 5, 2011 4:24 PM Subscribe
NYC Landlord Weirdness. Our building had two landlords, each of whom presided over different apts. 3 Apts (including ours) were managed by Landlord A, 4 by Landlord B. Now landlord B is taking over the entire building. I have some questions.
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Landlord B (LB) is now taking over our apartment, and this has been confirmed over the phone by landlord A (LA). I have been told our security deposits will be transferred over to an account of LB's. Here are my questions:
1.) Will I need to sign a new lease with LB? (Pretty sure the answer to this is yes.)
2.) I just signed my lease with my LA in November. If I don't like the terms of my new LB's lease, does he have to honor this one?
3.) How do we know that our LB's lease is official and our LA's lease is void? How do we know we're paying the right people money?
4.) We already sent our April rent to LA and he told us he wouldn't cash it. Is it wrong to tell LB we would be happy to send him our April rent but we are going to have to deduct the cost of cancelling the checks to LA?
5.) Is it time to be making with the lawyering up?
Thanks in advance. I will be walking away from my computer momentarily but checking back in on the thread @ 11:00 EST, so if you have questions or clarifications you need from me, please ask and I will fill them in @ that time.