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Can Bronx, NY landlord evict based on exaggerated income claim after SCRIE application, and can a prospective landlord discover the tenant's previous SCRIE application?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Already did -- Bronx, NY

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The exaggerated income claim was on the original rent-stabilized lease application, to meet the 40 months of rental amount test.
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Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 7 months ago

I am not quite sure I understand what happened. Are you saying that your or an applicant on a previous SCRIE application listed income incorrectly?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The exaggerated income claim was on the original rent-stabilized lease application, to meet the 40 months of rental amount test.I am concerned that if we apply for SCRIE, it will be proof our income is less than $50k, whereas our lease application purports income of $70k for our $1484.59 lease.I am also asking if we should decide to move, would our SCRIE application be discoverable by the next prospective landlord?
Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Okay. I think I understand.

When you applied for the rent stabilization lease, you put down an income of $70k to meet the rent test even though it was not true.

Now you are applying for SCRIE and want to put an income of $50k so you do not have to have rent increases. I wonder what the current landlord would say about that. Also, you are concerned that a future landlord will find out that the income is $50k if you apply for another rent-stabilized apartment and want to put down $70k.

I am not sure if that is true but it does raise many concerns. You may want to have a private consultation with a local attorney about all that. And yes, it can be discoverable in a legal proceeding.

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