My aunt has recently taken over my grandmother's finances. She has had many issues with my father and is not a nice person. She sent my family and I a letter stating once my grandmother passes, she will have control of the house and we will have 60 days to get out. We have been paying rent for 15... Read more »
Unless you are a rent-regulated tenant or have the protection of an unexpired lease, the owner of a property (or the owner's representative) has the ability to commence a holdover proceeding to recover possession of the rental unit after giving the tenant Notice of Termination. In the case of a...Read more »
Hi, I am renting a room from a tenant in NYC, she has served me a 30 days early termination of sublease paper. I may not be able to find another place to live by September 1st, and am planning on staying if that is the case. Can she legally do this? What will be the next steps for her if I don’t... Read more »
The terms of your sublease and the type of and manner in which you were served are all relevant to determining in your roommate is acting properly. Regardless, if you do not comply with the demand to vacate, the tenant's next step would be to serve you with court papers to seek your eviction.
Was forced to leave the residence she has paid the mortgage ever since. I have put close to 100,000 into the home, including the down payment. My question is can she sue me and take sole possession of the home?
When co-owners cannot resolve a dispute regarding the proper division of their interests in real property, either party can commence a partition case in court and seek an accounting. If the parties cannot negotiate a buyout agreement, ultimately the court can order the sale of the property and...Read more »
Probably not. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 ("TPA") which was recently adopted by New York creates additional protections for tenants and imposes expanded responsibilities on owners seeking to recover possession of rental units. Since the change to the law is so recent, even the NYC Housing...Read more »
Generally, the contract of sale between the parties determines this issue and establishes the means of objecting to delay and demanding the return of the downpayment. Therefore, the best place to start in obtaining answers to your questions should be with the attorney you retained to represent you...Read more »
My landlord/owner of the house I'm renting the basement opened my locked door while I was changing, walked right in. I did not pay rent for July ($200, verbal agreement to pay by the last day of each month) and was given a notice to pay within 2 weeks or vacate the premises. However, they made it... Read more »
From the description of your living arrangements, I suspect that the unit is not "legal". As a result you may have defenses to claims for unpaid rent. However, unless you have a lease or are rent-regulated, provided the proper court process is commenced, the landlord will ultimately be entitled...Read more »
Anyone receiving a deed would be taking a tremendous risk by failing to record the deed. If the last owner of record executed a subsequent deed to another party without notice of your deed, their interest in the property would be superior to that of the holder of the unrecorded deed.
We live in a rent stabilized NYC apt. Our bathroom sink had cracks that finally caved in leaving a hole.
After 6 years with a dedicated super, the landlord decides they'll only have a part-time Porter for cleaning & a tech/repair person only on a contract basis. So management orders the new... Read more »
If you have conditions in your apartment that you believe would constitute a violation, you can start an HP Proceeding in Housing Court. An inspector will be sent to your apartment and issue a report of any violations that are determined to exist and the landlord will be required to fix the...Read more »
Is this legal...been there 5 years and I have to find the tenant even though their turnaround is high. Manager said they started subletting program 2yrs ago because too many people were buying houses our lease is a one year lease with no mention of subletting. I am now paying rent and a mortgage... Read more »
If your lease has not yet expired and you are attempting to get out of your contractual obligation to pay rent for the remaining unexpired term, the landlord has a right to negotiate for the terms that they are willing to consider. If an agreement can't be reached, a tenant generally remains...Read more »
The tenant has flooded his room, and we can not prove it yet, but we want him gone immediately. How do I do this? I gave him a termination of lease but in the state of new york says have to give them 30 day notice from his next rent due date, so that makes him eligible to stay too long. Can we make... Read more »
Curious how you are renting a "room" unless you have an SRO. In any event, you may simply want to consider negotiating a settlement as litigating the matter will take longer than you seem prepared to deal with.
If you are in a rent-regulated apartment, there are certain circumstances where immediate family members who have been living with you the requisite time period may obtain rights to renewal leases in their names. In non-rent-regulated apartments, there is no such right and the terms are governed...Read more »
If you cannot prevail on your "friends" to voluntarily vacate, you will need to commence a summary proceeding in Housing Court. Although you are not required to retain an attorney, there are numerous technicalities that can result in the dismissal of your case. Therefore, usually better to bite...Read more »
We have to pay a “Road Reserve Assessment (To Build Reserve for Future Road Replacement)“, but this was not voted on. No data, proposals, estimates were given at meeting just a board member’s word that this needs to be done and that the ONE company he picked is the best to do it.
Generally, a landlord is not precluded from commencing a nonpayment proceeding simply because of a dispute with a tenant over other issues. If the money is owed it is not retaliatory to simply demand payment that is due.
In my mother's name a grandparent had left money for me to purchase a home or use for college once I was of age . My mother had withdrawn the money once we found our small home and my father had convinced me to put his name on the home in case of any accidents or lawsuits . 3 years later the story... Read more »
You can keep proof of whom has made payments for taxes and other expenses regardless of how receipts are issued for the tax payments. However, unless you have an agreement with the co-owner of the property regarding the division of expenses, the co-owner is not automatically required to pay half...Read more »
First I have no tennant's. Secondly I the owner occupy the apartment and have been for almost 30 years with no complaints. When my parents and aunt & uncle purchased the house the apartment was already there from the previous owner. When the previous owners purchased the house from the original... Read more »
Any building in NYC that is used or designed to be occupied as three separate living units is considered a multiple dwelling and must maintain a multiple dwelling registration. However, if the property is a legal two-family it is not eligible to file a multiple dwelling registration and the use of...Read more »
Why you are trying to "prove" something often influences how to go about proving it. In court, evidence has to be in admissible form but in other settings there is generally no such standard. Obviously, if you have a written rental agreement that would be useful but you know better what "proof"...Read more »
Many landlords apply the rent received to the oldest amount due on an account. For example, if you owe June and July and make a payment in July a rent demand may say you owe July instead of June rent. If you don't owe rent for any other months, you should contact the landlord to address the issue.
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