Asked in Real Estate Law for New York

Q: NYC apt sublease in CoopMy tenant just sent me a message that he wants to end the sublease.The rider states

That the sublease shall not end or be modified nor will sublessee obligations be ended or modified if for any cause not fully within sublessor’s control

Besides the board will not approve

What do you suggest I should do?

Please let me know ASAP

Thank you

Danielle

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2 Lawyer Answers
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Given that the housing court is basically closed, and there is no means to stop it, you have no choice. The issue is preserving your right to sue for the unpaid term.

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
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  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, a flood of residential and commercial tenants are seeking to surrender possession and walk away from their lease obligations. Although there is an Executive Order imposing a moratorium on evictions until August 20th, there is not legislation that relieves tenants of their rent obligations. You can't prevent a tenant from moving but that doesn't mean you don't have a right to pursue a claim for damages for unpaid rent for the balance of the lease. If you don't fully understand how to pursue you rights, you may consider retaining the services of a lawyer.

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