Batavia, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Can we terminate a room rental lease immediately since the room is flooded and can not keep paying for tenant in hotel?

The tenant has flooded his room, and we can not prove it yet, but we want him gone immediately. How do I do this? I gave him a termination of lease but in the state of new york says have to give them 30 day notice from his next rent due date, so that makes him eligible to stay too long. Can we make the room inhabitable and give him partial rent back and make him move?

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Elaine Shay

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  • New York, NY
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A: Curious how you are renting a "room" unless you have an SRO. In any event, you may simply want to consider negotiating a settlement as litigating the matter will take longer than you seem prepared to deal with.

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