Neither a lease or month-to-month rental agreement are "better" than the other.... They are both means of renting that carry different pros and cons. A lease assures both the landlord and tenant are obligated to each other for a specified period of time at a certain rental rate. This can be good...Read more »
There are a variety of consequences depending upon the manner in which a landlord or agent might act improperly. If you ask a more specific question, you are more likely to get responses with useful information.
He has since moved in other people. We took them to court to evict them. Tenant filed a motion and the court continues to extend their time in the apartment. Court ruled they were suppose to pay rent for April and May still haven't received it. What can I do to quickly evict them? We havent... Read more »
In order to legally evict a tenant, you must obtain a judgment of possession and have the eviction conducted by a Marshal. Since you describe already being in Court on this matter, you should know if you already have a judgment of possession. If you are not sure, you can ask your attorney or the...Read more »
I sent in my lease renewal late, but I had spoken with someone in the leasing department letting them know I was sending it in. I sent it in and received a signed copy from their end. Then about 2 months later I got an eviction notice. When I called the company, they had no record of my signed... Read more »
The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 that was enacted in June prevents the future use of the so called "Tenant Black List". Therefore, going forward this should no longer be a problem for you.
Generally money paid as rent for a basement apartment that may have been in violation of applicable regulations is not recoverable. However, it may be the basis for being relieved from paying future rent.
Both NYS law and the Coop's By-Laws address requirements for the financial information that must be provided to shareholders. If you have questions about your specific building, it would be useful to sit down with an attorney to review the unique circumstances of your Coop.
When one of several people named as owners of a property on a deed dies, how the property was owned determines what happens to their interest in the property. For example, if the deed indicates that the people on the deed own the property as "joint tenants with right of survivorship" the deceased...Read more »
That is a more complicated question than you may realize and can depend on who is on the lease and the relationship of the occupants as well as the square footage of the apartment. This article should be useful: https://streeteasy.com/blog/legal-number-people-nyc-apartment/
If you and the landlord have a dispute regarding possible rent arrears, the landlord can commence a nonpayment proceeding in Housing Court. As part of that case, it might be in your interest to produce proof of past payments but at this point it is your decision whether it is a sensible way of...Read more »
The remedy for addressing rent arrears is to commence a nonpayment proceeding and landlords are not instead permitted to terminate services. If the landlord terminates your electric service, contacting the police or commencing should remedy the situation.
Doing something like that could be considered an illegal eviction and you could be liable for damages. The safest thing to do is to regain possession through legal proceedings awarding you a judgment of possession that is executed on by the Marshal/Sheriff
She was supposed to be out by May 1st I gave her until June she's still there hasn't paid half the rent I filed petition and then she said she was going to be out by the 30th of this month does she get to stay until we go to court
I am on a one year lease with my current apartment and am renting one of the three bedrooms. It was an all female apartment earlier. One of my co-tenants recently moved out and my landlord wants to bring in a male to replace her. I have never lived with a guy before and am not comfortable with this... Read more »
In NYC, except for limited number of remaining SROs, landlords are not permitted to rent out individual rooms in an apartment to different tenants. Instead a landlord may rent an apartment to tenant or co-tenants that work out their own arrangements regarding the sharing of the space.... the...Read more »
My rent was paid in full through the course of the lease. My security deposit was not returned within 20 days of me moving out. One of the people I rented with did not pay $850 in rent and had a cat that caused damage (urine smell) to the apartment-lease said no pets, landlord said she gave... Read more »
When you sign a lease for an apartment, you become responsible for 100% of the rent payment due pursuant to the lease and not just your proportionate share if you have a co-tenant/roommate. Likewise you would be responsible for damage to the apartment that occurred during your tenancy whether you...Read more »
The answer largely depends upon how the Board came into possession of the information. Unfortunately, HIPPA does not apply in all circumstances. See the following and the cited website for more info on who HIPPA applies to.
My Mother passed away 7 years ago and had no will. I found an attorney and was made administrator over her estate because she owned a house. I have a sister who wouldn't respond to anything during the process of me trying to get the house transferred into my name. My attorney tried to reach out to... Read more »
Actually, if the only asset was the house, there was no will and you and your half-sister were the only heirs at law, it should not have been necessary to file for an administration as title to the property transfers by operation of law. If your half-sister is unwilling to cooperate with the...Read more »
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