Friday, November 5, 2010

Everything must go

Blue Glass sent along this rather sad Craigslist ad...

Lost My Apartment - Selling Everything Cheap - $25 (East Village)
Date: 2010-11-04, 3:56PM EDT

Landlord destabilized my apartment and I could no longer afford it. What to get rid of stuff that I'll never use: dresser, wicker parson's chair, ornamental hanging globes, lamp. Everything is stored in a facility on 10th Street at Avenue D. Elevator and dollies available. Would like things gone by the weekend.

5 comments:

Shawn Chittle said...

No video Grieve? Don't blame you these guys are almost unheard of in America, but you'll LOVE EM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9kz10lAMFY

Jill said...

Grieve why don't you have that whole story yet? A landlord can't just "destabilize" an apartment if the tenant has a legitimate lease. Inquiring minds want to know.

blue glass said...

the ways to go to market are:
to have lots of capital improvements in order to push the rent over $2,000 or to have it go to $2,000 with yearly increases, or for the tenant to earn over $150,000 a year.
(too bad the rent does not go down when the tenant loses their job)
or to have under 6 units in the building.
or to lie.

HippieChick said...

Quite right, except I think a tenant has to earn over $200,00 for two years for the apartment to become free of controls...

bue glass said...

i think they reduced the tenant salary from $200,000 to $150,000 to push more apartments out of control.
i'm not sure about the two years either. but it's not so hard for a creative landlord to get more money.