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  • Can a landlord pull a credit report each year for lease renewal?

    Can a landlord pull a credit report for every year of a lease renewal? There was one pulled for the initial lease, but there is nothing stated in the lease agreement that a credit score must be maintained for renewal. I have had severe credit iss...

    Peter’s Answer

    You've received some similar but somewhat confusing responses. The landlord is entitled to check your credit each year but he cannot do so without your consent . If you do not consent, he does not need to re-new your lease. If you're up-front and let him know what's happened to your credit, presumably (if you've been paying him on time) he will not care all that much. Good luck!

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  • Landlord wants to increase rent to extra$291.00. IS that legal? If so, how can I fight it?

    Landlord wants to increase rent to extra $291.00. Is that legal? If so, how can I fight it?

    Peter’s Answer

    Is it a market-rate apartment or rent-stabliized?

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  • Am I legally responsible to reimburse her for half of the deposits since she called it off?

    My fiance recently called of our wedding a few weeks ago. All the vendors received their deposits. My fiance is the one who paid all the deposits at the time. Am I legally responsible to reimburse her for half of the deposits since she called it...

    Peter’s Answer

    I think it depends on the facts and you have not provided enough information. What will she say is the reason for her canceling the wedding? Unless she agrees it was her decision and not your fault, you should probably not be liable for half -- but if there's any disagreement, she could probably very easily establish that you are. Will she blame you? How much money are we talking about?

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  • I will like the guy to be investigated and bring him to book. How can this issue be addressed.

    I suspected that my wife is having a relationship with another Man after 16 years of marriage with Three children. She came home late everynight stating that she was on the field. But my wife keep denying but I was able to track down the guy cell ...

    Peter’s Answer

    You need a private investigator and then, perhaps, a divorce attorney. Good luck.

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  • Why does my lanlord want a copy of my keys

    my lanlord wants a copy of my keys and now he illegally turned off my lights

    Peter’s Answer

    Mr. Probstein is correct. Why don't you want the landlord to have the keys?

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  • What are the potential consequences if any if I leave earlier then 60 days?

    I am an Occupational Therapist working for a company as a contractor in the public schools in that area. I have been working here for 6 weeks and have just given 2 weeks notice, as I will be moving to a new position. My employer is holding me to t...

    Peter’s Answer

    What do you mean by "holding you to" the requirement? I don't disagree with the first 3 answers, but I'd like more info.

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  • What things do I say and not say to protect my family in this meeting with the landlady on Saturday?

    I am two months behind on my rent and have been unable to catch up. My landlady has become verbally abusive to my son abs me, and she wants to meet with us on Saturday.

    Peter’s Answer

    Assuming you want to finish out your 2-year lease, you need to tell her you're willing to pay the rent - albeit slower than she would like. If you end up in court on a non-payment proceeding, it's important that you tell the judge or her law clerk the same thing -- your'e willing to pay and you are willing to apply for assistance with any programs you can find. The judge will almost certainly allow you more time and will encourage the landlord to wait while you try.

    Good luck.

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  • Wat can i do to my realstate agent ,she never gave me the copy of sign contract,

    she said im bound for tre months ,but idont trust her can she add more months too i asked to bring to me but she never did last weekend i had a family emergency and did not show the apartment she ,,we sign a contract you cant do that,, in meantime...

    Peter’s Answer

    You are entitled to a copy of the agreement you signed and if the Realtor is not cooperating, call her broker and demand a copy. She cannot add more months to the agreement without your written approval.

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  • False info on notarized holdover papers, perjury?

    On the notarized holdover notice, it states that that "The premises are not a multiple dwelling". But in fact, it is a multiple dwelling (I saw it on a paper served to another tenant who resides in a legal unit, with a registered MDR #, and checke...

    Peter’s Answer

    Mr. Smollens has answered your question but I wonder how many units are in the building? I'm trying to figure out a scenario where both the other tenant and your notices could both be technically correct.. I'm thinking that if it's a a 2 family house where the owner or a relative didn't reside that would render it a "multiple" dwelling at least requiring registration. That would mean that the other tenant's notice would have been correct in identifying it as a MD. And, if the other tenant was evicted and a family member of the owner (or the owner) moved in, it's no longer a multiple dwelling and hence your notice would be correct in classifying it as not a MD.
    JUST WONDERING.

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  • False info on HPD

    If a landlord creates another name (not a real legal name) and lists it as as Managing Agent. So there are two names listed on HPD website (one as Individual [landlord], one as Managing Agent [not a real name]), but these two names belong to the s...

    Peter’s Answer

    Since the same person can be both the managing agent and owner, I'm not sure what significance there is that one of the names is his alias. Can you clarify?

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