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Apartment rental question: is this management company doing anything actionable?

Have applied to two apartments in a building. At each time hoosierdaddy07/08/18
i have practiced real estate law for ten years in NYC and ha nycatt07/08/18
Possibly actionable under your state's consumer protection s specv31307/08/18
No losses = a waste of time/money to bring suit. Besides do isthisit07/09/18
hoosierdaddy (Jul 8, 2018 - 10:33 am)

Have applied to two apartments in a building. At each time that I’ve applied it has been at the management company’s office and it was clear the apartments were available. Each time a day later I receive a call that the instant apartment was actually not available but I could have a different apartment at higher price. For the first instance, the original apartment to this date is actually available so the information that it was pulled off market is wrong. I have high income for this building and I suspect they are trying to push me into higher rent due to that.

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nycatt (Jul 8, 2018 - 4:37 pm)

i have practiced real estate law for ten years in NYC and have litigated a few discrimination cases for brokers and buildings.

Just go to a different building. They sound shady and you dont want to live there. So don't. But you also haven't suffered any real damages, so don't waste your time thinking about a law suit.

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specv313 (Jul 8, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

Possibly actionable under your state's consumer protection statute and/or common law fraud. In either case you need to suffer some sort of loss though.

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isthisit (Jul 9, 2018 - 7:38 am)

No losses = a waste of time/money to bring suit. Besides do you really want to live in a building owned by bait and switchers?

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