Due to hurricane Ida, our 3 bedroom basement apartment got flooded. Because of this we were forced to stay in a hotel for 2 nights, which the landlord agreed to discount from the rent. When we got back to the apt we noticed the walls were damaged, and so was our furniture. Because it’s a... Read more »
Mt landlord is selling his property after we have been renting for years. Over those years he has failed to do his duties as there is significant damage all over the house which includes molding, leaks, no heating other then a woodstove, the septic does not function properly as it fills with water,... Read more »
If you have not yet been served with a Termination Notice or Petition there is really nothing much to worry about as your landlord has not begun the necessary steps to force you to move. As a result of the Covid Pandemic if the landlord does serve you with a Termination Notice, he will also be...Read more »
I was trapped in the building in NYC due to a busted lock on the only exit and had to call 911 to pry me out. Airbnb doesn’t want to refund me the cost of the stay. They want me to return to that building. Do I have a case to get refunded?
Most short-term rentals in NYC such as those offered through Airbnb are not legal. If you are agrieved by how Airbnb is handling your request for reimbursement, you may consider commencing a Small Claims case. However, Airbnb typically includes an arbitration requirement. Therefore, you should...Read more »
Had asked the building Manager about bedbugs that were reported in the building but she said that she cannot disclose any information to the other tenants about the issue but we literally live right next to these people and I feel as if we should have been informed because it can cause an... Read more »
While it is certainly understandable that you would be concerned about bedbugs in your building the applicable disclosure laws vary in New York State depending upon where you live. For example, NYC has a disclosure requirement (see:...Read more »
Deed is lists both myself and my ex-daughter in law as joint tenants with rights of survivorship. When she and my son divorced, I agreed to assume the mortgage. For nearly ten years, I have paid the mortgage, taxes, utilities, insurance & maintenance on the property without a dime being... Read more »
Since you own the property as joint tenants with your ex-daughter-in-law, there is no squatter to evict. Your ex-daughter-in-law has as much right as you to rent or use the property. Instead, what you will need to do is commence a partitition action to force a sale of the property and seek an...Read more »
Our village water utility billing occurs in April and October (6 month interval). I received a water bill for a house I purchased in early August (2 months ago), but am being billed for the whole 6 months. Will I have to pay the full amount ($172)?
Unless you have filed a Hardship Declaration, the landlord is permitted to commence and proceed with an eviction case. For thouse who have filed a Hardship Declaration, the moratorium on evictions has been extended to January 15, 2022. Please be aware that filing a Hardship Declaration does not...Read more »
I had a verbal agreement with someone to sublease their apartment for 1550. I've been living here since June 2019 I pay the utilities here also and have bills that come here in my name . I found out that the actual rent for the apartment is 650 because I came home to a letter on the door for... Read more »
If you want to be accommodating you can comply with the request to vacate by the 30th. However, if you do not vacate by that date, the prime-tenant or landlord will have to commence a Housing Court case to seek to evict you. As a result of the Covid pandemic, the eviction process can be even...Read more »
Contracts are private agreements between the parties to the agreement. Essentially contracts can say whatever the parties agree to but the Courts are not obligated to enforce terms that are against public policy or existing law.
About a week prior to moving in they let national grid cut the power because previous tenant didn't pay and was told it would take 10 days to restore. I wfh and would not be able to wait 10 days and requested my deposit back on 9/6 and have gotten no response. Because of this I'm about to... Read more »
Whether you are entitled to the return of your deposit depends upon the agreement pursuant to which the payment was made. You should consider sitting down with a local attorney to review that agreement.
In order to add additional parties to title, a new deed must be executed. Unfortunately, technology advances, such as esignatures have moved forward faster than our legal system has adapted. Therefore, it is necessary to executed wet ink copies of the deed and accompanying transfer documents that...Read more »
The landlord is threatening to sue my daughter for supposedly back rent and the back rent of others who he allowed to live in the apartment at the same time my daughter did. He is sending threatening email and text to my wife and I as well. My wife and I live in Arizona. My daughter requested a... Read more »
When tenants sign a lease with co-tenants or have roommates live with them and share rent expenses, the landlord can hold either tenant responsible for the full amount of the rent due under the lease. Unless a guaranty is limited in some manner, the guarantor obligates him or herself to do...Read more »
Hi! My roommate and I signed a lease together on August 31 for September 1 however we were told the apartment would not be ready until the 10th. We contacted them on Tuesday the 7th and were told that our lease cannot be allowed as it was double-sided. So we then resubmitted the lease. And we were... Read more »
It isn't clear from your post whether you have been dealing directly with the landlord or through a real estate agent/broker. If you were dealing with a broker and have not received a fully executed copy of your lease, you probably don't have a binding contract yet. If you do have a...Read more »
This person has refused to leave my apartment and I feel it’s better if I move. He’s never been on the lease and was only her to assist me as I am disabled and need attendant care. But he has a ton of stuff and I don’t want to be responsible for paying to move his stuff. I’ve been to... Read more »
In order to successfully effect a surrender of an apartment to the landlord, it must be vacant of all occupants. If the tenant allowed someone else to also reside in the apartment, regardless of whether that person is referenced in the lease, the tenant remains responsible to the landlord until...Read more »
can you sue your landlord for moving expenses due to uninhabitable conditions such as creating rodents, electrical conditions, no hot water, and stirring up asbestos by doing illegal renovations to a house? dust was all over the place. (breaking of walls) ( I had the items tested, it contains... Read more »
In order to remove the name of a deceased spouse from the title to real property, a new deed must be recorded. Whether the property automatically passes to the surviving spouse or whether the estate may need to be probated/administered depends upon how title to the real property was held prior to...Read more »
I was out of my apt last year for 3 in a half months for this they told us it was fixed and I lost a lot of furniture and clothes I would like them replaced and 2 plus 4 says they are not replacing anything
Ideally a tenant should maintain renter's insurance to cover damages to his or her personal belongings. In the event a tenant a tenant does not have insurance coverage to cover his or her losses, a landlord may be responsible if the flooding can be proven to be due to the landlord's negligence.
I am on section 8 and my landlord wants to do renovations in the whole house without a permit and I think there is asbestos in the walls. Can I stop him until I get it checked out, or do I need to go to court to force him to stop?
If your landlord begins renovations and does not have proper permits, you can call 311 to be referred to proper DOB office to report work without permits. If an inspector finds work is being done without the proper permits, a Stop Work Order can be issued.
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