Unlike the usualy situation where a coop owns the land that its building is contructed on, a private land lease arrangements mean the coop essentially leases the land that its building sits upon. When that land lease expires, the owner of the land can negotiate and obtain a large increase in the...Read more »
Simply having a joint account does not mean that both parties to the account are equal owners of the asset. For example, many older people will add an adult child to a bank account for convenience in having assistance with banking matters instead of to make a gift.
My mother passed away. She was married at the time of her passing. Then her husband passed away. Now I am in the process of filing for the 9/11 fund for my mothers passing. Because she was married at the time of her passing, do I have to find her husband's heir's? I would like to file for... Read more »
You should still be able to file for Letters of Administration. However, if your mother's husband was living at the time your mother passed, his estate will still be entitled to a share of your mother's estate.
They keep saying "we rent the apartment to him" and will call him up whenever they have an issue. He made it clear he does not live or visit the apartment and they should put another tenant in the apartment responsible for the ongoing issues.
Is there a lease for the apartment. If so, provide the landlord with contact info for the named together with instructions that the named tenant be contacted in the future. Your father can simply block the calls
Landlord claimed to smell illegal drugs, he attempts to push me out the way to enter the appartment, I informed him that's illegal, if he think I'm doing something illegal, call the cops, he did so, they found nothing because I don't any type of drugs. What made me mad is the fact he... Read more »
You can file a police complaint. You could also file a civil case against the landlord to prevent future attempts to push past you; however, most would not want to invest the funds necessary to litigate the matter and instead simply take precautions such as setting up video recording equiptment in...Read more »
My landlord has refused to do anything about an noisy heating pipe that makes extremely loud banging and hammering noises for the last 2 winters. It has severely impacted my ability to sleep and live and now with Covid-19, work. I've sent them multiple requests including a formal letter in the... Read more »
"Quiet Enjoyment" is a legal term of art that probably doesn't mean what you think it does; however, you may have the right to demand the landlord correct the noise condition and even receive a partial rent abatement until the situation is corrected. If your landlord is not taking...Read more »
If you are in New York, yes. If you "end a lease early" that means you are breaking the lease. Unless the landlord agrees to release you from your lease obligations, you remain responsible for the future rent payments for the balance of the lease regardless of whether you live there.
I live I'm a apartment complex. My ceiling collapsed in my living room on 8-21-2020 due to neglect over the past 3 years. The ceiling has leaked each year since 2017 and all the maintenance did was plaster over the crack and then finally sealed the outside roof Oct 2019. The material that fell... Read more »
its been 6 years already and he obviously had no intention of notifying the beneficiarys that everything was completed nor did the executor, something is very fishy, I contacted the attorney and asked for all papers he said I will try to get things together, Said its been 6 years he said I really... Read more »
We did not sign a new lease. It says specifically in our lease that once it expires we would be on a month to month contract. We agreed to stay for one year via text but now want to leave with 30 days written notice. Is the text a legal document even if the lease says it’s month to month?
It's possible that you entered into a binding contract through your text messages. However, it is also possible the landlord won't pursue you for breaching that contract if you provide adequate notice and especially if you find another tenant that is ready willing and able to take over...Read more »
Landlords are generally entitled to keep up to 1% of any earned interest on security deposits to cover administrative costs. Honestly with interest rates as low as they are, that doesn't leave much opportunity for any meaningful amounts to be earned from interest.
Hello. I received a termination of lease by landlord in July 2020. My lease if up Nov 2020. I have been looking for an apartment for months now and I cannot find. They want three times my salary. I recently got layed off because of covid 19 pandemic but have some savings. I am not sure what to do.... Read more »
There is always room for negotiations. In any event, if you don't reach an agreement before your lease terminates, the landlord can't just lock you out but will have to commence a court case. If the landlord won't give you time, the court may.
Even if you aren't on the lease, your girl friend and her mother have to take you to court in order to evict you. If your girl friend does not agree with her mother but is also on the lease, generally you can't be evicted.
I live in NYC, my lease is up Nov 1. my roommate left due to COVID and I can't afford it on my own. I have to tell them by tomorrow if I'm resigning or not. Cuomo just extended the no eviction law until Jan 1. do I fall under that category? I have paid in full all through covid and have... Read more »
Your question raises a number of important issues. If the parents add the children to the deed with them as owners, each of the children would acquire a present interest in the property. Assuming two parents and four children on the deed, each would be presumed to own 1/6 of the property unless...Read more »
Due to the pandemic, I experience financial hardship. I tried to negotiate the rent but the landlord won't assist on that matter except using their hardship program which we did use the deposit to pay the month of September rent. I was looking at different alternatives and also to terminate my... Read more »
When you sign a lease you are entering into a contract. The landlord is promising to rent you space for a specific use and a specific period of time. Likewise, the tenant is promising to rent a particular space for a specific use for a specified period of time. Unless there is a clause in the...Read more »
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