I live in an NYC rent stabilized apartment and I filed an HP Action against my slumlord because he shut our water off without notice for a day. I am also claiming harassment and retaliation. He turned it back on after I contacted a tenant's rights organizer. Court is in a few days and I want to win a rent abatement. No legal aid places in NYC are doing HP actions (I exhausted all options). I am terrified. What do I say before a judge to get a rent abatement? [more inside]
Our apartment in New York is rent stabilized and we love the neighborhood it's in. I was very, very lucky to find this place back back when I was single. But in April we are moving to London temporarily (maybe for two years?) because of a job my wife has taken. The dream scenario is that we could leave our furniture, find someone we trust to sublease to, and have the option to come back in two years. Or if things go terribly in London we could come back earlier. But there's a complicating factor and I don't even know if the rules would allow us to sublease for very long. Details below. [more inside]
What's the best strategy for handling an enraged neighbor? [more inside]
NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
NYC Landlord filter - in my apartment building, each of the apartments has their own gas hookup, but the landlord has not turned on the heat for the communal areas (hallways, etc.) Is this against the law? [more inside]
My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face?
My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face? [more inside]
NYCFilter: If my landlord dies, does that death void my lease? [more inside]