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Old 06-10-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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What a horrible thing to do!
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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DO NOT CUT OFF WATER, HEAT,ELECTRICITY! You will pay for it.

Complain to her inself addressedbcertified mail all communications, including excessive water usage.

Bring it all up on housing court, and keep a voice recorder on your person, on record at all times.

In the ends, the most this tenant will recieve, with a valid complaint, is 4-6 months rent and maybe your apartment back.

What is the real story? Why did she stop paying rent? No heat, peeling paint, leaky roof, defective appliances? If she has a real complaint, fix it already.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:46 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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turn the water off in the basement or the main valve.
This ^^

Perfect answer should solve your problems
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Old 06-11-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I have been known to pay a tenant to leave, if it's a non payment issue. But payment is conditioned on being out out of the apt and surrendering the keys. I have had to pay equivalent to two months rent (well, one month rent plus security). Cheaper than getting an attorney and losing two or more months additional rent in the meantime.

My logic is that if they can't pay, or aren't paying me, they are saving up to have a way into the next apt.

Just be sure to change the locks, the second they are gone. All of the locks. Cheapest way to solve your problem sometimes. And there's nothing to stop you for suing them for monies due after they leave. Possession is a bigger issue than collection.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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Cut down her water pressure. You cant cut off her water legally but see if you can cut down the pressure
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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Take a chisel to the pipe just above the main. When the water starts gushing out, shut it off at the main and call a plumber. Have the plumber install an adjustable pressure regulator above the shutoff when he fixes the pipe. Regulate that sucker down to about 5 psi, and ignore all complaints.
I would do the same. Tell all your tenants that you are experiencing a leak due to an unknown source and request access to the apartment to check their pipes.
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Massapequa
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Sell whatever property you have in NYC. Buy property in an area that is no so tenant (scammer)friendly and openly hostile to property owners. Watch and laugh as the city continues to crumble under it's liberal policies.
But seriously, don't turn off the water. That would be bad for you. Calling a plumber to restrict the water flow may end up costing more money anyway. Probably best to wait it out and get the free loading, vindictive, pathetic excuse for a human evicted the proper way.
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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Turn off the water when she goes to work and when she goes to sleep. If she complains say that there is something wrong with the pipes.. Just say that there is a water leak and you were force to shut down the water. Request permission to enter the apt to inspect the leak pipes.

Also, how do you know it's running 24 hrs?
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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OP started this thread in 2014. The place is most likely under water now.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:11 PM
 
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OP started this thread in 2014. The place is most likely under water now.
Jayden the Undertaker resurrected this thread....
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