Brooklyn, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for New York

Q: Hi, I am renting a room from a tenant in NYC, she has asked me to leave.

Hi, I am renting a room from a tenant in NYC, she has served me a 30 days early termination of sublease paper. I may not be able to find another place to live by September 1st, and am planning on staying if that is the case. Can she legally do this? What will be the next steps for her if I don’t leave? Should I continue to pay rent? Will I have a good case to win?

1 Lawyer Answer
Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The terms of your sublease and the type of and manner in which you were served are all relevant to determining in your roommate is acting properly. Regardless, if you do not comply with the demand to vacate, the tenant's next step would be to serve you with court papers to seek your eviction.

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