I have rented my apartment last December in a coop I have a lease and in the rider specifically states that the <<sublessee waives any rights or benefits which may be derived from section 226 of the real estate property law nor the provisions of the emergency sublessee Protection act nor the rent control laws of NYC .The building and the unit are not subject to any rent regulating laws whatsoever.>>
the rent was due April 15 the tenant is did pay not yet.I understand this is a difficult situation for everybody but I am paying the maintenance.I have limited income.Could you please give me some ideas on how to best handle this.Thank you
A: There is nothing you can do at this point. Evictions are stayed until further notice. The landlord/tenant court is closed until further notice. Your tenant knows this, and is taking advantage. Hopefully, the lease is long enough that you will be able to sue later, if the tenant does not pay. In truth, the tenant may have financial hardship and you should reach out and make a payment plan.
A: As stated by other respondents, there is little you can do at this point. Courts are not accepting new proceedings at this time. However, you should start taking action to prepare notices (known as predicate notices) required by law so that you can commence the action right away. Relevant provisions of law you should review are Real Property Law Sections 235 and 711. This list is not exhaustive of all steps you need to take to commence a case.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.