Albany, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Can I negotiate with landlord to stay at my apartment after receiving a termination of lease?

Hello. I received a termination of lease by landlord in July 2020. My lease if up Nov 2020. I have been looking for an apartment for months now and I cannot find. They want three times my salary. I recently got layed off because of covid 19 pandemic but have some savings. I am not sure what to do. My landlord gave us termination of lease just one year because they want to rent the apartment for more money. Thank you!

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

A: There is always room for negotiations. In any event, if you don't reach an agreement before your lease terminates, the landlord can't just lock you out but will have to commence a court case. If the landlord won't give you time, the court may.

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