When the law finally recognizes and upholds tenants rights.
Raise your hand if you have ever been harassed, traumatized, victimized and or either disregarded by your landlord. I already see a large showing of hands. If on the other hand you are a landlord this article is not for you, in fact we’re only adding fire to the boil of your impending misery.
As life will inevitably present itself, one normally has a good impression of their landlord, pays up on time, but suddenly something happens to change that view- that’s right the landlord undeniable belief that their interests must always come before yours gets in the way. Suddenly the landlord you used to like is the landlord you will never like again and just like that you are both at war, as they begin to harass you in lieu of trying to force you out, intimidate you, suspend your services and even turn up on your doorstep to yell at you because they are in a bad mood and it’s all your fault!!
Today in the NY Housing Court a statute was upheld which gives renters the right to sue their landlord for harassment and other disruptive services and ego trips which threaten the well being and the staying of the renter.
Compelled to challenge the law, landlords were dealt a heavy blow in their attempts to give all renters stomach ulcers and chilling letters left at dead hours on their footstep.
So remember, the next time the landlord starts trying to prod you to leave and is acting was is within the confines of the law, do what you must- sue the pants out of them!