Landlord harassment

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    Landlord harassment

    I'm writing this for my Dad:
    I've been living in the same apartment in Brooklyn, NY for the last 20 years. My apartment has rent stabilization, and now the amount that I pay is well below market value. On numerous occasions (for the last 5 years or so), the landlord has asked me to move out, telling me he could get more than twice what I pay. He would call the house phone, leaving insulting messages, banging on the doors, periodically refuses to take rent money (calling it charity money). I pay him rent via a money order mailed in a certified mail envelope so that he cannot say that I do not pay. A month ago he did not accept delivery of the rent money order, and the post office returned it to me. Now he is accusing me of playing tricks and non-payment of rent. This has happened before as well. My wife and I have been living with this sort of harassment for many years, and we are reaching a breaking point. What can we do? I have recordings of his voice messages, a returned envelope with the money order still inside, receipts for rent money orders for over the last 10 years showing that I paid, and continue to pay. My wife is afraid that we will be kicked out, I'm afraid too, and it all has taken a big toll on us. What can we do? How can I stop this and protect my wife and myself from all this harassment? Do I have any legal ways to stop him?


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    First, you can call the police and report any type of harassment as well as obtain a restraining order against him. I don't see how he can kick you out because you have all the evidence of payment, etc.. You can call your local bar association and ask them for a referral to a free civil law clinic to see if they can somehow help you with this issue.
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