Apartment dwellers living in and around Lefrak City facing eviction or major capital improvement rent increases had their legal questions answered at a “Know Your Rights!” forum sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta.
“With the economy the way it is, there are families struggling to make ends meet,” Senator Peralta said. “They’re getting hit with rent increases they can’t afford or are unable to pay the rent and face eviction. Tenants have rights and I want to make sure that they know what those rights are.”
Senator Peralta held the forum at the Lefrak City Continental Room, where attorneys from Queens Legal Services fielded questions from tenants living in Lefrak City, Sherwood Village, Rego Park Gardens, Park City, Queenswood and surrounding areas.
The attorneys provided advice on how to contest rent increases improperly justified through the major capital improvement program, as well as what to do when facing an eviction.