They have been tenants for over 16 years and has paid their rent. The landlord called in December to tell them they must be out by the end of March. The landlord said they do not have to pay rent during that time for them to save enough money to relocate. However, the following month he sent a new... View More
My old landlord did a final walkthrough and collected my keys on 11/30/23 and is now claiming I am still responsible for rent for December and January per an addendum in my lease. If they collected my keys and I no longer have access to the unit, and they listed it as available online shortly... View More
Likely, the turnover of the keys ended the lease obligations. Did your landlord return the tenant security deposit to you within fourteen days of the turnover of the keys? If not, and if the landlord did not provide you a written itemization of legal deductions in the...View More
You must also be a Rent Stabilized tenant. A NYC landlord to a Rent Stabilized tenant is barred by law from refusing to renew a lease even when the tenant owes rent and even if the landlord has a nonpayment eviction case in Housing Court.
New York State. Upstate. Ulster county. Living in apartment after14 day notice. Petition hearing next week. Main question is, Will partial pay cancel the eviction process? For example, if I owe 7k right now and pay 1k before court, will they have to start over? Hearing is also 3 days before the end... View More
Apparently situation is the revoked Preferential Rent ( after 2019 Act). In my renewal lease now is High Old LLR, though it was HSTPA change in 2020/2021; my bills are reversed to High Rent with Concessions. I researched Neighbours: all of... View More
Something seems wrong with the underlying facts. The J51 should have expired. https://www.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/tax-incentives-j-51.page#:~:text=Benefits%20granted%20include%3A,get%20the%2014%2Dyear%20exemption
New York residential leases do not necessarily require the lease term commencement date to coincide with the day the landlord will allow you to occupy the apartment. If you accepted a lease and a rental period starting on February 1 with an occupancy date of...View More
I let my friend stay in my apt for 8 months while out of town, now I'm back and she won't leave, she moved her stuff in. There is no lease with her, I'm the only one on the apt lease and I refuse to be homeless. When I move back in, we'll just have to deal with housing court... View More
I gather that this apartment is your primary residence, you have a current lease, you pay the landlord rent for the apartment, your landord did not charge you for a lease violation [sublease or assign without permission], the apartment has space for two unrelated adults to have private sleep and...View More
My ex girlfriend is refusing to leave the home I own. She moved in with me when I bought the home but is not on the deed of my home. There is no lease agreement and I asked her to leave in October of 2022. I have filed the 10 day three times then a 30 day and she never responded but when I went to... View More
There is a path to take but you will require an attorney. You and your attorney will decide how to describe the legal status of the Ex you allowed to live in your home. Likely after so much time and after abandoned attempts to get to a judge you may require Real Property Law Section 226-C written...View More
We don't want to go month-to-month on our current lease, as it increases our rent by about $500 per month. If we re-sign our lease, but a unit becomes available in the senior housing complex, can we break our existing lease without penalty?
She just sent me an addendum to lease today, which I did not sign, requiring I pay 30% of utilities for the remaining two months of the lease. Original lease specifies that Landlord will pay all utilities for the duration of the lease.
And said they’d quiet down. Didn’t happen. The next time I went to them they said they’d soundproof ceiling. Nothing. I have so much video of the noise from upstairs. I’m startled daily out of my sleep from them dropping things on the floor. I also used a decibel reader, and when they drop... View More
You must take into account that you reside in a community that does not afford much protection for tenants from a landlord choosing to not renew a lease or a tenancy. Generally Harassment is not recognized as a cause of action against a landlord beyond NYC Housing...View More
My husband and I have fallen back severely on the rent, due to personal health issues we have ended up owing close to 20,000 in rent with multiple months unpaid for. Today was the court date and there was a stipulation agreement put into place where he would have to pay all the months of rent... View More
Every unit of the Housing Court has an office that will connect a tenant with the rental assistance program of Human Resources Administration. And every tenant is also entitled to a free no strings attached postponement of the initial Court Hearing date as well as a referral to a court assigned...View More
The NY State Legislature, the New York City Council, and your lease do not control how often a tenant uses the apartment door to enter or leave the apartment or the time of day. Slamming a door on the way in or out is annoying to neighbors, but there is also no law for that.
As the phase out period had begun in Sep of 2021. The notice stated that no back charges will be billed but that this surcharge will be required every month. When I get the rental bill, I noticed that the surcharge was actually 6.6% and when I questioned this with the management I was told that... View More
As a practical matter, responding attorneys are not your lawyers and are not providing legal advice. You cannot be the only tenant impacted by the retroactive collection of the 2.2% surcharge. You may gather your neighbors and seek an in-person consultation at the local...View More
This year the lease is being revised and i was told i will no longer have access to the backyard. I have a greenhouse in the backyard and have always used the backyard. being its a two family house what are my right as to the use of the backyard? i have always had the use of it and part of the... View More
There may be several reasons the landlord decided to recover the use of the backyard and the basement. Perhaps the landlord wants exclusive use of the basement. Perhaps the landlord wants to use the greenhouse. Perhaps the greenhouse was an unlawful alteration to...View More
An eviction without a court lawsuit, a judgment from a court, and a warrant of eviction is illegal in New York State and is a crime. You could have called the police right away. Now, you have only a lawsuit for an illegal eviction and will need a lawyer. You could still...View More
Landlord in Brooklyn NY. Asked long term tenant that is on a month to month to surrender property. Gave her the 90 days and officially served her with a service processor. Date to vacate was December 31st. She did not move and said she does not have the funds. So we agreed on March 31st but... View More
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