Beware of Tactics Landlords Use to Evict Rent-Stabilized Tenants

When Sarah Burns received a lease renewal from the landlord of her West Harlem apartment last year, she noticed something strange about the document: her name wasn’t on it.

Despite having been on the lease for the rent-stabilized apartment for 8 years, the new lease was made out to her ex-boyfriend, who had moved out months before — something her landlord knew, according to the 32-year-old Burns.

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