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There my landlord wants to convert our building from rent

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Hi there my landlord wants to convert our building from rent stabilized apartments (stabilized due to J-51 Tax Abatement status granted through to June 2020) to Condos so wants to sell our apartment. Can they refuse to renew our lease when it's up for renewal in February next year so they can sell it? (around 200 units in the building)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Legalease replied 1 year ago.
Hello there-
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Can you plese tell me what state you are located in (where the condos are ??)
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I will need your location to review the local lease termination an rent stabilization rules and ordinan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

New York City.

My own research was is there are two routes when they file with the general attorney:

Non Eviction - we can keep renewing each year or two years our rent stabilized lease and when we no longer renew then they can convert our apartment to a Condo.

Eviction - we have to get 3 years notice.

They have not yet gotten authorization from the general attorney in NY to convert, but am wondering if there are any other situations such as above that would apply (as what I read seemed to apply from Rent Stabilization to Co-Op, not Condo). My worst nightmare is come my renewal in Feb they refuse to renew me.

Details @ http://www.nycrgb.org/html/resources/faq/co-ops.html#evict

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