Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Our tenant in New York is consistently very late (2-6 weeks) paying rent. We are selling the house.

How can we encourage her to pay the rent before we close, and what should we tell the buyers about this difficult tenant? Her lease runs through August, at which point the buyers intend to take possession for owner occupancy.

Thank you!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: So it depends! You may just want to elect to eject or evict the tenant—or work something out with the tenant. There are too many options and variations to write here. Consult with an attorney in NY. I handle these situations regularly!

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