The landlord of our rental building has informed us that exterior facade work under Local Law 11 will be performed for an undisclosed period of time. They are requiring tenants to remove all items from balconies during the entire time period, however long that may be (and in NYC, this could mean... Read more »
My daughter’s father has a job working only 8 hours a week and he claims he provides a free public service of digging rocks and minerals and donating them, which he claims is at $20/hr loss to him and he really sells them “under the table” where the paper trail doesn’t lead back to him. I... Read more »
In receipt of psilocybin, microdose, from Canada to New York. The package was confiscated at US Customs but repackaged and delivered to the residence. Then a few days later a notice was received saying, ..."You will be receiving correspondence from our fines, penalties, and forfeitures branch... Read more »
There are a number of ways to attempt to get an order of protection dismissed or modified. Your question would require a bunch of facts be described before you could have a real answer from me. I often help in these matters.
We had a domestic dispute last fall and she stabbed me. This was in Auburn NY. I have since moved back to the Bronx. She had our baby in June. She is in touch by text with my mom, but not me. She is open to visitation but in March, the judge in Auburn finalized an order of protection for 5... Read more »
Before moving to the apartment she told us no noise and she wants people who don't smoke drink loud parties etc. She also wants us to hang out with her and her family we said " no besides its covid19." We moved in because we desperately needed an apartment. Two weeks in she started... Read more »
Maybe. It would be better to have an attorney write a letter providing notice and withholding rent while you save. You have use and occupancy, so it will be hard to claw back any serious money. Definitely consult an attorney.
How can we encourage her to pay the rent before we close, and what should we tell the buyers about this difficult tenant? Her lease runs through August, at which point the buyers intend to take possession for owner occupancy.
So it depends! You may just want to elect to eject or evict the tenant—or work something out with the tenant. There are too many options and variations to write here. Consult with an attorney in NY. I handle these situations regularly!
i live in new york and i have been married for a year and a half. our daughter is 11 months old. i cant live with my husband any longer due to his anger problems towards me and her. he is very verbally abusive and he grabs my child way from me. am i allowed to take my daughter and leave to my... Read more »
I am a beneficiary for two properties. One of the properties I currently live in and the deed is half in my name. The other half is in my late relatives name. The second property I am owed half from the sale of the administrator. No wills were left from my late relatives. I went to mediation and... Read more »
We both agreed that the tenants would pay on a monthly basis. The tenants have not paid a dime of rent for the past 3 months and refuse to pay now because they say they are protected from the covid 19 relief. What can I do? I am sick of being a landlord and really just want to sell the house. Can I... Read more »
Your tenants may be protected by COVID 19 protections now, but that doesn't stop you from taking the proper steps to begin the removal process and get them financially on the hook and yourself in line to get them evicted. I would strongly urge you to evict them first and sell after. Selling...Read more »
Landlord is extending the store next to mine in the building she owns. I spent a huge amount of money when I bought the store. What terms should I negotiate as the landlord is pushing me to end the lease early? Thank you.
You should definitely not act as your own attorney. You should, however, consult an attorney and explain your situation better. That'll help an attorney guide you. You should definitely be represented, here.
The property manager of our apartment has filed a false police report saying my husband attacked her, we live in Upstate New York in a town named Watertown. It a predominantly white and my husband is from the Bronx and I and Barbados. We have... Read more »
So there are a number of ways you can get out of your lease under the circumstances you're asserting. First, this sounds like a toxic situation. You need an attorney. It sounds like there's a breach of the warranty of habitability and constructive eviction going on. However, there are...Read more »
My Mother abandoned the house and relocated. Stopped paying the mortgage as well. Bought herself a new condo. My family and I are living in the home currently. There's a forebearance on the house, which I haven't found out since October 2020. There's utilities that aren't... Read more »
I'm not sure you'd be successful on the distress part. However, depending on whether you've been paying rent, you may be considered a tenant and can sue to have the utilities turned back on. You need an attorney, now!
So you can definitely hold out and negotiate with the landlord to be bought out. My office deals with these kinds of matters all the time. The landlords will have to evict you if they want you out without buying you out. Consult an attorney!
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