City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Jul 5, 2018 1:38 PM|
City shutting down rental (by cjo'h [CT]) Jul 5, 2018 2:35 PM
City shutting down rental (by AllyM [NJ]) Jul 5, 2018 2:45 PM
City shutting down rental (by Deanna [TX]) Jul 5, 2018 2:56 PM
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Jul 5, 2018 4:24 PM
City shutting down rental (by Frank [NJ]) Jul 5, 2018 5:23 PM
City shutting down rental (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Jul 5, 2018 5:55 PM
City shutting down rental (by Vee [OH]) Jul 5, 2018 5:56 PM
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Jul 5, 2018 6:29 PM
City shutting down rental (by Ken [NY]) Jul 5, 2018 6:40 PM
City shutting down rental (by Nicole [PA]) Jul 5, 2018 7:17 PM
City shutting down rental (by Deanna [TX]) Jul 5, 2018 7:53 PM
City shutting down rental (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jul 6, 2018 3:18 AM
City shutting down rental (by Lana [IN]) Jul 6, 2018 8:29 AM
City shutting down rental (by cjo'h [CT]) Jul 6, 2018 9:40 AM
City shutting down rental (by cjo'h [CT]) Jul 6, 2018 9:53 AM
City shutting down rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 6, 2018 1:27 PM
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Jul 6, 2018 3:18 PM
City shutting down rental (by NE [PA]) Jul 6, 2018 3:20 PM
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Jul 6, 2018 4:07 PM
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 1:38 PM
The local city I have a couple of rentals. This morning there is a note on the door of tenants places saying that their rental permit is revoked because of violations. I called and they said I have to fix violation on all my properties, or I won't be allowed to rent any of them. Some are vacant, one is in some disrepair, and requires a lot of work, as no one has lived there in 10 years. I cut grass, and make sure windows and doors are all intact.. The one they targeted just has the tenants rv as a violation, which may not be a violation at all, as they claim he uses it for a business and a few of his pieces of household trash., and had a valid rental certificate. Sounds like it should be illegal for them to placard the place saying they have to move out within 4 days. The code officer told me to sell them. Its municipally owned electric, shares an office with the code enforcement, so I suppose they may shut the electric off to enforce the move out. Would a judge make them turn the power back on, and reinstate the permit. I can't imagine what they are doing is sanctioned by law. This isn't the first time they have tried something like this. --108.176.xxx.xxx
City shutting down rental (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 2:35 PM
Joe, if you think you could prevail in court,and it would be worth your while, go for it ,if you sold the buildings,how would the new owner do...........chArlie................................................ --174.199.x.xxx
City shutting down rental (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 2:45 PM
I think you need to get a lawyer as it sounds like someone found a violation somewhere and now is slapping you with violations on all your properties even if they didn't go look. --73.178.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 2:56 PM
It sounds like it's gone beyond routine bureaucracy and there might be a personal layer in there somewhere? Time to call in an attorney to handle your interests on your behalf. --96.46.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 4:24 PM
I was hoping to do it myself to save money. Obviously if they shut the power off, it may end up making it uninhabitable, and forcing tenanta to move and me to lose rents. Which court would handle this if anyone knows? Is it local city court, or a state supreme court? Also is it a request for judicial intervention or order to show cause. --107.77.xxx.x
City shutting down rental (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 5:23 PM
With those last few questionsyou really need to get the most connected lawyer you can find, maybe even a former judge from you area --174.225.xxx.x
City shutting down rental (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 5:55 PM
New York, like several other states is out of control regarding civil rights violations. My friends were arrested last week for supporting the Gay Pride parade for showing up in their armored "Bearcat" with a replica machine gun in the turret - festooned with pride flags and a bunch of gays dancing on the roof!
Civil rights of any kind apparently mean nothing in NY. City can force people out of business, into bankruptcy and throw tenants into the street with 4 days notice in order to strong arm you into selling your properties? This is NOT how things are done in the America I knew.
As the old saying goes, "Send lawyers, guns and money!"
You need to go the the media and file a massive lawsuit against anyone you can tag. My friends are currently in Washington DC - maybe they can bring the Bearcat back - too bad they left the real machine guns in Utah. --47.216.xx.xxx
City shutting down rental (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 5:56 PM
I think the zoning of a now stationary portable vacation home is the trigger that led to this, the tenant may have tornup previous notices (I have a few that would do that) and now the owner is on the hook to get the camper to a campground - think the xmas movie with Uncle Eddie pouring the 4inch flexible pipe out in the street. The mobile home would be a violation in my city and is covered in my lease. --76.188.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 6:29 PM
Obviously the attorney is the easy way out, but they will want 3-4K to involve them to start. If any one knows the document, and venue I would appreciate the info. The tenants RV has plates on it, and no one lives in it. I would appreciate There was also some trash placed at the curb, that I found a notice threatening to charge me for, but it is actually not on my property, but closer to my property than the neighbors. It could be from one of my tenants cause my neighbor owns his house and would not have put stuff out there. Tenants say its not their stuff, and that the rug was the neighbors --108.176.xxx.xxx
City shutting down rental (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 6:40 PM
Joe,if you don't know what court you need to be in you need to hire an attorney.I have learned one thing about dealing with these government officials,even when I am capable of dealing with certain problems myself it makes a big difference to show up with an attorney,i wind up in court for code violations etc and I will be the only one there with an attorney,my attorney talks to the government attorney and I am out of there with a small fine or no fine at all because they did some procedural issue wrong and they don't play games when you have an attorney involved,meanwhile the other landlords get beat up and have these violations on there legal record which just compounds there problems next time.What city is this? Code enforcement are bullies and will pick on you until you fight back,spend the money and fight back and they wont like you but they will respect you and they will go find an easier target --72.231.xxx.xxx
City shutting down rental (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 7:17 PM
the document you need to file is a preliminary injunction. where I live it would be filed with the court of common pleas ... the county court system, not the local magistrate.
can you do this on your own? probably. can you prevail? absolutely not.
If they are willing to work with you, you need to make a deal with them that you will sell your properties in xxx amount of time. Otherwise, lawyer up or they will shut your places down. They have a city/county/authority/ whatever they are solicitor telling them what to do ... you need the same thing. --72.70.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jul 5, 2018 7:53 PM
There are places where it's appropriate to be economical or cut corners. This is not one of them. --166.137.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 3:18 AM
Freedom and liberty are NOT passed down through the generations - they must be fought for every day.
This BIG Govt control over your life happened on your watch.
Time to sell OR do something
Fight for your freedom NOW
"live free or Die" is the motto on our license plates. In NY the motto must be " Govt is the Empire"
Personally I would move - NY is a lost cause - this coming from a former resident --24.34.xx.xxx
City shutting down rental (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 8:29 AM
This might be us in a few years. Here all sorts of downtown buildings are being converted to rentals and using government subsidies and tax abatements. One even got 900K of free infrastructure as a grant.
A new complex with 2BR duplexes, all brick with 1 1/2 bath, 2 car garage, and W/D is renting only to people with credit ratings over 700. They get 2-3 times the rent I can ask with subsidies, and the buildings are assessed at 20K each while my old 1BR duplex is assessed at 39K. The duplexes cost 179K to build. Somebody has connections.
When their buddies get enough rental complexes that the market tightens, I expect the small landlord will be destroyed by the city.
They are really hurting the small downtown businesses here by forcing them to follow historical district guidelines for their buildings. The fines and penalties are really hurting people. Local government corruption is truly ugly. --216.23.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 9:40 AM
Joe,if you can't keep the buildings in repair maybe it is time to get rid of them,listen to what Ken says.I couldn't live with myself,if my properties were in the condition you describe,besides who the hell would rent them.........charlie.................................................... --174.199.x.xxx
City shutting down rental (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 9:53 AM
LTD,The country we all knew is no more.If there is no one at the helm,what do you expect,even a ten year old child,boy or girl could do better..........................charlie.....even I could,but I wouldn't take that job ,if you handed it to me...........................on a paper plate from McDonalds........................ --174.199.x.xxx
City shutting down rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 1:27 PM
Wanna be right or rich?
I agree you are being jerked around. I see that becoming the way of life in business.
Me? Stop and study the list of repairs. What can be repaired to comply? Are you that far from compliance? You'd have to fix it eventually anyway.
If the list on a certain building is too big put it up for sale.
Talk politely to the director and ask for some time to get these things done. Often the boss is more rational than the inspector.
I've got one now where once I pulled a building permit, which is good for 2 years, I'm clear for 2 years.
Once you are totally financially free and have thousand$$$ to burn on atty fees, THEN sue the city.
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 3:18 PM
The place that needs repairs I'm not that interested in. The other place doesn't need repairs, yet the director of codes ties its fate in with the derelict building, saying he is revoking that rental permit. Anyway I am going to try my luck pro se. The worst that can happen if I lose is the judge lets him do what he said and bans tenants. It will cost about $400 with service. I did scrape and paint the front of the building so it actually looks normal when going by. I would sell, but I have old expiring liens for a few more years. --108.176.xxx.xxx
City shutting down rental (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 3:20 PM
Rent it out anyway and see what happens. If I had other buildings tied to one with violations for NO REASON, I'd give them a fight. --50.32.xxx.xx
City shutting down rental (by Joe [NY]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 4:07 PM
They may shut the electric off to force compliance. They did that a few years ago to someone i know and he had to move