Brentwood, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: What will consequence if lease don't renewal?

My lease expired July 28,2019 and haven't renewal lease. It already passed 15 days notice from last month. I contacted landlord's agent and the office. They did not answered back. What can I do?

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Charles Oliver Wolff
Charles Oliver Wolff
  • Trumansburg, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It depends. Does your old lease have a termination clause? Does it state the your tenancy reverts to a periodic term, such as month to month? If your landlord continues to accept rent from you, the general rule is that it is considered a month-to month, but your do lose the protection that a lease provides, meaning that you can be evicted with proper notice and procedure. If you do not pay rent you become a "holdover tenant" and can be evicted by a "non-payment summary proceeding". Send them your rent check and see what happens. If they return it uncashed, start looking for a new place to live.

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