I finally got to see my friend Adam (I Am Galla) the other day. It had been a few months since we last hung out. He moved into a new apartment that is super pretty! I have learned a lot in 8 months about renting in New York, which can be a nightmare let me tell you…
Yesterday I was walking out the door when I saw a note posted in my building hallway and it read something like “Residents of (insert my address here), do not pay your rent anymore because this building no longer has a certificate of occupancy.” Of course upon reading that I sort of screamed and thought… oh great, am I just going to get evicted? How will I find another place to live so quickly? It isn’t like I’ve been saving up for this to happen either. I knocked on my neighbors door and he said this was standard protocol for New York landlords as a way to get people to not pay so they can be evicted and then higher paying tenants can move in. LAME. I guess everyone’s first year in New York is full of stories like this. I just didn’t think it would actually happen.
I’m just glad that I guess I don’t have to worry about losing my apartment anytime soon but it is painful to choke up my hard earned dollars to a man that wants to mislead his tenants for $$$$.
Blah. I guess you live and learn that some people just can’t be trusted after all.