How can these people stay in their place with out paying rent? It is annoyingly simple according to them.
Digital content producers Zachary Bennett and Karen Nourse have lived for free in their $4,754.02-per-month apartment on West 26th Street since 2010. Their lawyer claims: ‘They’re entitled to be there thanks to a law.
Bennett and Nourse don’t think they should have to pay because of Loft Law. Loft Law is designed to protect people living illegally in commercial or factory buildings The law was created to bring these buildings up to fire codes and to give rights and rent protection to the tenants.
New York State expanded Loft Law in 2010 when the couple was living month-to-month in the apartment. The leagle team that represents the landlord said this to the New York Post.
The lawyer representing 513 West 26th Realty LLC, Harry Shapiro, said: ‘They can stay if they pay.
‘The unit is legal… We really don’t want to evict them. We just want them to pay the rent. They’re getting all the services but the landlord got zippo. What do you think?