If a pet damages the apartment or creates a nuisance, a landlord may seek to terminate a tenancy regardless of whether there is a "no pet" clause in a lease. Even when a pet is well behaved, a landlord may decide not to renew a future lease in a non-rent regulated apartment if a landlord...Read more »
It has been 3 weeks since I applied and I am running out of time to find a place. I was told the unit would be available by June 1, which is obviously not happening. I don't want to miss out on places just to find out I've been denied. Help!
The HSTPA of 2019 gave tenants in NYS substantial new rights. This includes limiting fees associated with renting an apartment to only $20 for a credit check. If you were charged additional fees, you may seek to recover them.
my mom died and 2 long time family friends got power of attorney before her passing. they got POA when she was already sick with dementia this was done without me knowing. they put her in a nursing home without me know and wouldn't tell me where she was until she was there a month and a half.... Read more »
You are correct that a POA terminates upon the grantor's death. If your mother had a will, the executor can probate the will in Surrogate's Court. If there is no will, you can commence a proceeding in Surrogate's Court called and Administration and request appointment as the...Read more »
I had to return back home to Ireland due to Covid - lost my job and didn’t have proper health insurance. My roommates are american and I don’t want to affect their credit if I can help it. When I told my landlord I’d struggle to pay May rent they ignored me and I haven’t heard from them. I... Read more »
When more than one individual signs a lease as a "tenant" they are each jointly and severally liable to the landlord for the payment of rent. That means the landlord doesn't get involved in whatever agreement exists between the tenants as the the amount each intends to contribute to...Read more »
I live in a two story, 6 unit building built in the 1920s and converted to the current number of units in early 1950s. The door to my apartment is self closing and swings into the corridor (not into my apartment). I discovered while changing the locks (apartment only came with a dead bolt and no... Read more »
If describing your concerns and asking the landlord doesn't work, the surest way to get an answer to your question would be to file a complaint with HPD and request an inspection. If the inspector find the existing door to be a violation, the landlord will have a set amount of time to...Read more »
Pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, the moratorium on evictions has been extended to August 20th, so there is no immediate threat of eviction. However, the Executive Order does not relieve a tenant's obligation to pay rent.... It just temporarily removes the ability of the...Read more »
Don't panic. First, due to the Covid-19 crisis there is currently a moratorium on evictions until August 20, 2020. Second, evictions require a judicial process that affords tenants a number of protections and your brother-in-law is likely entitled to an opportunity to cure.
I own the home and want to add my wife to the deed. Do we need the assistance of a lawyer to have a "joint tenancy of survivorship" done legally? We are completing the forms and I know it needs to be notarized but does it need lawyer approval?
I second my colleagues comments and would add that in addition to the deed there are additional tax documents that generally need to be completed before a deed is accepted for filing. Since issues with a questionable deed can cause problems down the road for title insurance reasons, it is probably...Read more »
I live in the first floor and the people upstairs don’t pay rent they live for free and the person who has leased the apartment is away. These people who now live upstairs have been causing a lot of noise and ruckus’s throughout the whole day and night. What can I do legally to stop this.... Read more »
If you are a tenant, you may alert your landlord to the problem you are experiencing and ask for assistance. Unfortunately, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the landlord cannot commence legal action against these neighbors until the courts reopen for regular business.
I am the lease holder of a NYCHA apartment in the Bronx. I would like to surrender the apartment and leave however I have a guest that has been there for more than 30 days and does not want to leave due to no evictions at this time. Can I still surrender the apartment? What happens if I surrender,... Read more »
Generally, a tenant must deliver vacant possession of the premises to the landlord before being relieved of his or her obligations. However, it may be possible to negotiate on your own or with the assistance of an attorney for the release from your obligations in exchange for your cooperation with...Read more »
Bought a home 10 years ago. Title company at our closing found that attached lot was never transferred to previous owner some 30 years prior. The lot was mistakenly put in previous owner.s name. Previous owner used as a yard , cared for it, and paid taxes on it for 30 plus years (tacking). I... Read more »
It appears that you are looking for info for DIY adverse possession claim. Although the desire to avoid legal fees is understandable, it is a difficult case to do yourself. It is also possible that you could inadvertently make admissions that would undermine your case. Therefore, it may be...Read more »
I currently own one 4-unit building and plan to purchase additional properties in the near future, all in NY. From what I gather in the responses, the 6-unit law pertains to an individual building, not the total number of units a landlord owns, correct?
Security deposits are intended to be placed in a designated security or escrow account upon receipt. Generally, the parties can negotiate for the money to be deposited in an interest earning account. However, since the landlord is also generally allowed to keep up to 1% of any interest earned as...Read more »
Since the courts are essentially closed in response to the COVID19 crisis you will not be able to seek relief from them at this time. Therefore, the most efficient thing would be to communicate with the person who moved out to obtain permission to remove the belongings to be disposed of or placed...Read more »
We moved in May of 2019 and we noticed the windows in our living room were not installed properly. We wrote a email right away to the management company who took note of it and put it off we then continue to wright emails and phone calls to the management company who still to this day has not fixed... Read more »
If you sustained an injury as the result of negligence, you should speak to a personal injury attorney about the prospects of commencing a case for damages. As a result of the COVID crisis, the Courts are essentially closed to non-essential matters. If the repairs you are seeking are an emergency...Read more »
May sound a bit mad but im not looking to cash out here. I just want our building management to be more competent in making sure tenants do not throw garbage out the their window. There is tampons, menstrual pads, shampoo bottles, dog feces and other unsanitary things that probably shouldn't... Read more »
If you have already notified the building managment and not received a satisfactory response, it may be time to seek an inspection by the City of the conditions. You can call 311 to request an inspection for possible violations.
I am a medical resident with a large hospital in Brooklyn. My program offers subsidized housing while working/studying. I recently moved and the housing office says my security deposit will be returned I'm 2-3 months. That doesn't seem right.
Your correct... The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 requires security deposits be refunded within two weeks. Unfortunately, the Courts are closed to non-essential matters. As a result, if you wanted to commence a case, you will probably not have an opportunity to do so before the security deposit...Read more »
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