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 »
I am on the lease with 2 other girls but was being harassed. They wanted to find their own subletter so I left and they later found one and I had no contact with them. I forfeited my portion of the security deposit. Now that subletter moved out too and they are looking again. Can they sue me for my... Read more »
When you sign a lease as a co-tenant, each co-tenant remains responsible to the landlord for the full amount of the rent due to the landlord. This is true regardless of whether a co-tenant moves out before the expiration of the lease.
I believe my landlord is illegally evicting me. reason 1.. We were up-to-date on rent, we were behind but paid the balance. Landlord claims we still owe a significant amount, we have all rent receipts (money order receipts) to prove nothing is owed. This has happened a few years ago, and I was... Read more »
If your rent is fully paid, you would have a defense to a nonpayment proceeding. However, unless you reside in a rent-regulated apartment or have the protection of a current lease, the landlord does not need cause to terminate your tenancy and commence a holdover proceeding to evict you.
Hey! So we recently got a summons for court despite paying our owed rent within the five days’ notice they gave. It was initially issued for the end of May, but did not get to us on time so they adjusted the date, as you can see in the photo, with white-out. However, it is my understanding that... Read more »
Regardless of whether you have fully paid your rent, it would be risky to ignore a nonpayment petition. The safer course of action is to attend the court proceeding and bring your proof of payments to establish to the Court that the rent has in fact been paid.
My fiancee and I are living with my parents while we get back on our feet. My dad seems to think he has the right to just come into her room and just go through stuff or to look for things I tell them we don't have. They think we have no privacy rights because they listed us as guests and I think... Read more »
Depending on local building codes and relevant regulations/laws, it may not be legal to place a lock on an bedroom door in a home. However, regardless of the legal issue, you are describing a tense family situation that would probably be better resolved by making your stay as brief as possible....Read more »
My house was sold back to the bank after a foreclosure the Referee listed my exhusband as the Grantor on the deed instead of me. He was removed from the deed by quit claim when we got divorced 12 yrs ago. He was still on the mortgage but he was no longer responsible for that either since he filed... Read more »
How can I get my name off of this house I no longer want this house anymore how do I go about this situation I don’t think he would want to sell if I mention it to him. He already has tried refinancing the house under his name but couldn’t his debt to ratio was too high. What do I do to get out... Read more »
If your mother-in-law passed away while residing in New York State, your husband should be eligible to commence a proceeding to Surrogate's Court called an Administration. The share of the Estate your husband would be entitled to would depend upon whether his mother was married at the time that...Read more »
Txt:"Your security deposit will be used toward any damages made to the room (as you have admitted to there being damage to the carpet) as well as retribution for any unpaid rg&e, internet and water charges after you have moved out. The remainder of the security deposit will be returned back to... Read more »
My lease is month to month ending May 31st and I would simply like more time until July 1st . I do not wish to pursue any other legal action against them but simply want more time. Is this something that I should request via a lawyer?
In NYC to terminate a month-to-month tenancy a landlord is required to serve a 30 Day Notice. If the tenant does not vacate by the date specified in the Notice, the landlord's next step is to serve a Notice of Petition & Petition commencing a holdover proceeding in Housing Court. Because of the...Read more »
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