Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Video: Rent control board Lakewood, NJ


Westgate were you cant go to Bais Din 

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  1. Very long video, can someone please sum up what it's about

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  2. Landlord Tennant dispute in Westgate. Management seems to have charged money after lease was up but the raise in rent was more than the 6% cap allowed by the rent control board ordnance. lawyer for Tennant claims it's above 14% . Westgate lawyer claims the added fees are not a rental hike but administrative fees.

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  3. Management is terrible take advantage of gullible yeshiva guys. very quick on eviction notices no rachmamus $50 late payment fee.

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  4. @11:12 just a little bit different...the dipute was two fold the tenant decided to stay an extra month (did that for 2 months)after the lease but did not want to enter into a new lease as he was waiting for his home to be completed the landlord gave a month extension with a $200.00 charge the question is do you view that charge as rent or not? If it were to be viewed as rent then it would be subject to rent control... The fact that the landlord took that money out of the security deposit does that show it's rent or this fee is also allowed to be taken out of a security deposit or even if it wasn't allowed to be taken out of a security deposit so the landlord will have to return it but that doesn't mean he considered it rent he just thought the fee can be accessed through the security deposit. Now if it's considered rent the question is the landlord claims to have an exemption unclear how long..but the exemptions filings and notifications were 8 months late.. And a question if they had any rights to an exemption in the first place as the exemption timing was based on a mortgage which took place years after the building was being used....I think the outcome was that it was a separate fee and the question just remains can it be accessed through a security deposit..

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    1. Thanks for the explanation,how much money was the dispute over? $400? the legal fees are more than that, On the other hand the Chutzpah of westgate to ripoff $200 a month!!!!!!

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    2. Why does Westgate hide this $200 fee from their prospective tenants and only give the first notification one month before the lease is due to expire? Is it because they're scared that people would never agree to rent units if they become aware of this information beforehand??

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  5. To the moderator, it doesn't seem like it's a voice of the tzibur by the tzibur, I condemned someone for discrimination, so u didn't have the courage to leave it on, so u jst thru it all off, your part of the scam

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  6. No room or seats in shuls no quality of life, why move there. Non stop construction police constantly coming in and out to tenants management that answers to no one.

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  7. Well the attorney was asking for his legal fees to be reimbursed...I think they were trying to set a precedent if the landlord is allowed to charge a $200 fee.... My take on this matter: there is really no way in proving if it's rent or a fee but landlords can dream up of all sorts of fees it's a slippery slope you gotta say if your Charging more it's more rent. And once it's determined to be rent it'll be under rent control. And there is no way the landlord should be exempt from the rent control as nothing seemed right filed late wants an amount of time based on a mortgage that wasn't even around at the time!?...and it is a bit outrageous of them to charge a $200 month to month extension! Basically you gotta leave as soon as your contract is over or you get charged a 200$ monthly fee!! I do not recommend getting into such a lease!!!

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  8. who is the lawyer in the video? i would like to speak with him, as i'm having problems with westgate also

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    1. After watching this meeting, it's apparent that anyone else experiencing problems with Westgate management would find it very worthwhile to meet with the attorney, Reuel Topas to help him/her address their issues in front of the Rent control Board.

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  9. Larry Loigman is the lawyer for the tenant, he's a good man. Hatzlocha.

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    1. Not Larry Loigman. Reuel Topas

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  10. Seems the management has set a precedence about going to court vs beis din. Only difference is that they are upfront about it, while others first go to beis in and when it does not work for them than they go to court.

    The mangement claim that they are owned by a non-frum entity so they have no choice, while the others answer? I am not sure something to do with chasidim, hungarians, and nekeivos.

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