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    Unregistered Landlord

    Hi, I recently found out that my landlord is not registered with the city because he is asking for cash payments of rent. He did however, have me sign a lease which I have to now get reviewed. I learned that he is not registered when I called the city about their heating minimum as he won't keep it at the city level of 68 degrees. He has broken the lease in ways I can't prove, such as giving me notice to enter and not providing the 7 day checklist.



    My question is - if he persists or gets worse, does his being unregistered invalidate our "lease" or is he still bound as I am?

    Thanks !

    PS: If the lease is invalid, and he registers, am I bound by the old lease?
    Last edited by scytheye; 10-26-2008 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Additional Postscript


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    What's your jurisdiction?

    His failure to register probably renders him liable to a fine or other penalty but does not invalidate your lease.

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