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Old 12-15-2014, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Henna View Post
Are you referring to my post where I mentioned his young age?

If so, you are correct, it wasn't relevant to say anything about his age and I shouldn't have mentioned it. However, I also provided good information that helped the OP so much that he specifically thanked me for it.

What were the positive things you added to this thread?
lol see what I mean? Another snarky post? Why is everyone on this site so miserable?

And no I wasn't referring to your post specifically, just the general tone of ALOT of the posters here.

I joined to ask a question in a thread and immediately received 20 snarky replies... I just don't get the tone in this forum that's all. But I do love RE topics.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by eddiep83 View Post
Another snarky post?

I just don't get the tone in this forum
Here's the point I was trying to make to you, but it seems you didn't get it. You are bringing negativity here too, yet all you want to do is accuse others of it.

He who lives in a glass house should not cast stones.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Location: Staten Island
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Certified letter that should be sent at least 30 days prior to give notice of termination of month to month lease, followed up another letter regular mail 3 days after. If they are trashing the place than they will most likely not expect their security back, and to spite you they will most likely not pay the rent due for the final month.But if you want them out this may be the cost of business.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
If you're going to be a landlord in NYC, you have to learn the rules. How to do evictions is one of the key sets of rules you have to know. There's a very specific way it has to be done. And, as a landlord, the rules are generally stacked against you. Even if you're clearly in the right, if the tenant puts up a fight, and knows what their doing, they could probably tie things up for six months.

Get a lawyer who knows what he's doing.

And hope they are not section 8 or some other city program. Just because you say they must leave doesn't mean they will. You may not be seeing rent for quite some time so I hope you factored this all in in getting this great deal
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Originally Posted by bg2013 View Post
This is a 2 family home, all the tenants are on a month-to-month lease and I have them from the closing I just did a few days ago and they are signed by the sellers & their attorney that it's correct.

I am a Caucasian landlord, and they are also Caucasian. They have 0 respect for the property.

Thank you for your time.
2 family home? They're on a month to month lease then....what you want to do is start what is called a holdover case. If you have already accepted December rent, do not accept January rent, and start the proceedings. I do not advise you to do this yourself, rather hire a landlord/tenant lawyer to help you navigate through the process.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:07 AM
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Why evict them both, raise the rent to a fair market rate for one of the units, require a new one year lease and give them 30 days for a quit or pay. If they are willing to pay a fair market rate and you do not have to do any renovations you hit the lottery. Then raise the rent for the other unit and see if they will agree to the same.

If they leave then renovate the unit while the other is still bringing in cash this will take 2 to 3 months as you have to pull permits and get bids. This will take you to spring/summer then do the conversion from oil to gas as you don't want to undertake this in winter as you have to winterize the building, you also have to see if you have an underground tank. Then proceed with the other unit.

Right now it's a landlord's market, there a lack of vacancy's in the city.
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