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Erin Eberlin

Renter Turns Unit Into Bed and Breakfast

By February 18, 2013

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Manhattan is a hot spot for tourists, so it is not cheap to book a hotel room in New York City. The tenant of an upscale apartment building in the city allegedly wanted to tap into this lucrative tourism market. Elizabeth Murray is being accused of turning her rent controlled apartment on Park Avenue into a bed and breakfast.

The claim is that Murray would rent out portions of the property and collect money from the individuals for doing so. The owner of the property, 737 Park Avenue Acquisition, says this is a violation of Murray's lease agreement and it jeopardizes the safety of the other tenants. They want her out immediately.

If these allegations are true, Murray deserves to be
evicted. She does not own the property and has absolutely no right to rent it out to others and collect money. Through her actions, Murray was putting the owners of the property at risk, as well as the other tenants in the building. She should also be forced to reimburse anyone who rented out the unit from her.

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