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Old 11-30-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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West 4th is downtown Manhattan. It's in the west village. It's not in Harlem. It's in a safe area where people don't have to cling to their purses or be in fear of getting attacked.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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88th and Broadway is a very desirable location. Maybe not in 1975, but certainly today.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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1. 88th and Broadway is not in Harlem and you need to get out more if you think that it is. There was a thread on this board about where Harlem starts and no one said 88th and Broadway. I believe that this area is considered part of the Upper West Side.

2. Millionaires and the less wealthy live side by side in some areas of New York. I'm sure that someone in your neighborhood/apartment building is upset that he lives near or in a building where people got apartments through a lottery system. They are probably thinking that if you can't afford full market rent, you shouldn't be in the building.

3. Why do you assume that only poor people smoke weed/ have bad credit? Do you really think that wealthy people don't do drugs or have money problems?
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY.
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No, a lease is *NOT* over just because a landlord receives back the keys.
100% wrong!
So if I fly to LA from NYC and rent a car, drive around Sunset blvd. and then after 2 days surrender the keys back to say Hertz or Joey's Jag rentals, I still owe rent 5 days later?

The lease is terminated when the landlord (or his agent) accepts the keys, the wife, the dog, or whatever was rented back from the tenant.
Surely, now the landlord will show the apt to new tenants, but he/she/heshe cannot collect rent from the new and the old tenants twice.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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100% wrong!
So if I fly to LA from NYC and rent a car, drive around Sunset blvd. and then after 2 days surrender the keys back to say Hertz or Joey's Jag rentals, I still owe rent 5 days later?

The lease is terminated when the landlord (or his agent) accepts the keys, the wife, the dog, or whatever was rented back from the tenant.
Surely, now the landlord will show the apt to new tenants, but he/she/heshe cannot collect rent from the new and the old tenants twice.
A car rental is not equivalent to a lease for housing in NYC. Look it up. Apples and oranges. And a lease is NOT terminated just because you pass your keys back to the landlord. That's ridiculous.

NY Times: The Lease: A Contract With Muscle
By signing a lease, you commit yourself to financial obligations not too far removed from a car loan or a home mortgage. So if you are determined to move and need to break your lease, first realize that this is no minor issue.

those who break a lease should expect to shell out some money, as they could wind up paying rent for the remaining months of the contract. But there are ways to avoid or reduce your losses. The first step should be to tell your landlord of your intentions, and to try to reach an agreement.

Do this as soon as possible, since your goal is to minimize the time that the apartment will be empty. Unlike some other states, New York places the burden of re-renting the apartment upon the tenant. Under state law, said Tim Collins, a longtime tenant lawyer in New York, the landlord is under no obligation to search for a replacement.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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100% wrong!
So if I fly to LA from NYC and rent a car, drive around Sunset blvd. and then after 2 days surrender the keys back to say Hertz or Joey's Jag rentals, I still owe rent 5 days later?

The lease is terminated when the landlord (or his agent) accepts the keys, the wife, the dog, or whatever was rented back from the tenant.
Surely, now the landlord will show the apt to new tenants, but he/she/heshe cannot collect rent from the new and the old tenants twice.
Uhhh no. And Hertz may well charge you for 7 days. And stick it on your credit report if you do not pay.

The question is always what the lease says. That may practically be modified by the fact that Hertz wants you to rent again...but note that does not work with a Queens land lord.

And this view that liability ends when you give the keys to someone...how drolll! How about the drunk out front? Or the landscaper who does not work directly for the LL and speaks no English?

Read the damn contract and then do what it says. If you don't want to do that don't sign it in the first place.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Do this as soon as possible, since your goal is to minimize the time that the apartment will be empty. Unlike some other states, New York places the burden of re-renting the apartment upon the tenant. Under state law, said Tim Collins, a longtime tenant lawyer in New York, the landlord is under no obligation to search for a replacement.[/i]
I said this at least once. Dozens of truly bizarre replies ensued.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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I said this at least once. Dozens of truly bizarre replies ensued.
NY Times clearly states that is true in some areas not in others. How is that for weird. From NYT it is not true in Queens.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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The management company is so low class. So they requested back rent knowing full well the tenant already left. So I visit an old friend that lives in the building and there's an eviction notice on his door.

In the same week, the management co sent a summons for back rent, a new lease renewal form, and an eviction notice. My friend flies back from Chicago and contests it and goes before the judge. The management companies sleazy lawyer drops the case when he informs the lawyer he already left months ago and surrendered his keys. The lawyer responds saying they can't evict someone who isn't there and drops the claims.

Such BS! I think the lawyers plan was to ruin his credit knowing full well he moved out and would never have seen the notice. Total scumbags.
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