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A blog of tenant questions and TLP instructors’ answers.

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Tenant Question: Help! My Landlord Started an Eviction Case Against Me for Doing Airbnb in My Apartment

Hannah from Roosevelt Island asks: My landlord is suing to evict me because I did some Airbnb. Although I’ve been a full-time tenant, I have occasionally rented out the apartment on Airbnb and other sites. This past Fall my grandmother took ill, so I spent a lot of time back and forth to England, where

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Protect Your Security Deposit

Did you know your landlord in New York State can only ask you for one month of security?! Or that your landlord in New York State must respond to you on the return of your security deposit within fourteen days of you moving out?! Tenant Learning Platform’s series of TikTok’s on security deposits is really

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Getting Your Landlord To Take You Seriously!

Recently, TLP  Instructor Michelle Itkowitz was interviewed for a national  article entitled,   “Worried your landlord is taking advantage of you? Here’s how to make them take you seriously!”, in hellogiggles. Below are some of the tips Michelle shared with Morgan Noll for the article. Tips for Woman-Renters When Dealing with Male Landlords (1) Know your basic

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Co-Living- Three Tips for Tenants

  Tenant Learning Platform  instructor, Michelle Itkowitz, was twice interviewed on the topic of co-living, by Brick Underground – How to Tell if a Co-Living Company is Legit or Sketchy, and Understanding the Legal Issues of Co-Living: Three Ways to Protect Yourself , and Michelle also appeared on a Brick podcast about co-living – All About

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