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A blog of tenant questions and TLP instructors’ answers.

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Am I still Rent Stabilized if my Building’s 421-a expired?

Ethan from Bay Ridge asks: I’ve been living as a 421A Rent Stabilized tenant here in Brooklyn for the past 16 years. I was the first tenant to move into this apartment after the building was constructed. I just got my lease renewal and was very surprised because it was a whole different format from all

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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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When You Move In With Your Spouse to a Rent Stabilized Apartment

Tenant Question: My husband is living in a Rent Stabilized apartment. I am not living with him; we are married but have had our twists and turns. Things are better now, and he wants me to move in with him. I really don’t want my name on the lease. If I end up moving out

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