Bronx, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I am technically renting a room but my landlord told me to stay in the basement apartment. The basement apartment is con

I am technically renting a room but my landlord told me to stay in the basement apartment. The basement apartment is connected to the backyard. My landlord has been letting people into the backyard I'm not even sure how because the door to get there is in my living room. My question is what can I do about it. I am not trying to keep the landlord out of the backyard but I would like notice people will be back there. It is scary waking up or coming out of the shower to people at my window.

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A: Well, you need to compromise your privacy if you continue living in basement. Do LL has other options to use his backyard?? If rent is not the issue you should either ask for a separate room without such interference, disturbances and loss of privacy.

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