Tenants Rights vs Slumlords

Tenants Rights vs Slumlords

by Sylvia Black

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This book will help tenants take action in court against such slumlords, and fight for what is right and fair, i.e., decent housing. You pay your rent and in exchange the landlord agreed when they signed the lease to provide you with a decent livable residency without interference.
You may not be able to do anything about the amount of rent you pay, but you can do something about the conditions of your apartment or house. You could even have your landlord removed from active management of his or her own building and the tenants could take over the management of the building you live in and purchase the building as a tenant owned, low income co-op. This book will show you how.
What are your rights as a Tenant? You may not think you have any rights but you do. For example you have a right to not be harassed by your landlord. You have a right to privacy. You have a right to live in an apartment or house that is free from dangerous conditions to your life, health and/or safety.
Tenants should not become afraid to speak up or take action when their place of residence becomes threatened. Instead if you live in a building that falls under the jurisdiction of Rent Control and/or Rent Stabilization laws then you are protected.
Sometimes conditions are so bad in your building that you know if you call the health department they are going to make you move and you have nowhere to go. That's another reason why Tenants don't say anything. But there's no need to fear because there is help.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161296479
Publication date: 05/06/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,084,188
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

I’m Licensed Real Estate Broker of Affordable Homes and Apartments for over 15 years now. I’ve written several real estate books. I conduct housing and investment seminars and workshops.
I got my start as a 7a Administrator after I became licensed as a sales agent. I found many rundown buildings in NYC and organized the tenants, formed a Tenants Association and brought the building back up to code compliance after which some of the tenants purchased their building from the City as a low income Tenant owned co-operative.
It was hard building tenants trust at first because they had been down for so long and so many people came around made promises they did not keep. But when I finally gained their trust I was able to help them. I didn’t reside in these buildings I considered as a job. A job that helped me gain the experience I needed to get my real estate broker’s license.
The best part of real estate is buying houses, fixing them up and renting them to someone in need, especially those who have been down trodden and walked on, like the ones on a fixed income and those disabled and elderly. I love property management more than buying and selling but like “trump” says it’s the art of the deal, I like make deals and negotiating. Two was always my favorite number. Any house I bought I negotiated down to $2,000. Maybe I’ll work my way up to $20,000 for those $50,000 houses. All we buy are foreclosures. I started to change the name, but people might get the wrong impression about what kind of business we are. Holla at a sister!

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