United Tenants of Albany

A Better Place To Live

Advocating at the NYS Capitol on Housing issues

Advocating at the NYS Capitol on Housing Issues

Leaving For Washington D.C. To Rally For Tenants Rights

Leaving For Washington D.C. To Rally For Tenants Rights

Maria At Annual Meeting

Maria At Annual Meeting

Staff Gathering 1983

Staff Gathering 1993

UTA Founders Maria and Roger Markovics- 1970's

UTA Founders Maria and Roger Markovics 1970’s

UTA Fundraiser November 2012

UTA Fundraiser November 2012

1966- UTA Protests retaliation threats against tenats

1966 UTA Protests retaliation threats against tenats

1979 UTA Staff

1979 UTA Staff

2007 UTA Staff

2007 UTA Staff

2012 Annual Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting

Advocating at the National People's Action in Washington D.C. 1997

Advocating at the National People’s Action in Washington D.C. 1997

100_9886Gail (Pat) Perry Honoree at UTA 40th Annual Meeting

iphone 7.3-12 017Kirby White Honoree at UTA 40th Annual Meeting

100_9863Bishop Howard Hubbard Honoree at UTA 40th Annual Meeting

 

"There are limits to how much the utility company can demand for a deposit if applicable. Under state regulations, the deposit cannot exceed twice the average monthly bill (or twice the estimated average monthly heating season bill, if you will be a heating customer" #tenanttiptuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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"Under state regulations, a utility company may request a deposit from you only if one of the following applies to you... a) your lease or rental agreement is for a term of less than one year, b)you failed to pay two or more bills in a row to the same utility on a previous account, or c)service to your prior account was shut off for nonpayment within the past six months" #tenanttiptuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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Upon moving in to a new apartment you as a tenant must set up utility services. This may include electricity, gas, and telephone or as determined by the lease agreement. Apply for these services as soon as you sign the lease to ensure that they are available for use by the date in which you are moving in. #tenanttiptuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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"Once the rent the rent is set, your landlord's freedom to raise the rent ( or modify the terms of your tenancy) depends primarily on whether or not you have a lease or a month to month rental agreement." If you signed a lease then your rental amount is fixed until the term of that lease is up. If you have a month-to-month agreement, it will depend on whether the terms are oral or written. If its oral the landlord may increase rent as they wish and if you agree to it you get to remain a tenant (otherwise your landlord may give you 30 days notice at this time. If it is in writing then there must be a written documentation (ammendment) to the lease. If both the tenant and landlord do not sign it, then it is invalid in the eyes of the law. #tenanttiptuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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