Clifton, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Building has a reported Covid19 & tenants are unsafe. I want to understand how we move out and not continue our lease.

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George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The lease may have an early termination clause. You should thoroughly review the lease to see if it provides you with any options. Try talking to the landlord, maybe they can correct the safety issues.

Generally, a lease cannot be terminated just because someone in the building is sick. What is making this situation so dangerous for the tenants? To answer this question any attorney would require more details.

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