Bronx, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I have a tenant who does not respect rules. They turn off my boiler while I have tenants upstairs. Can they be removed?

Ive told them multiple times to stop turning off the boiler, they only have access to it because theres a bedroom on the other side of the boiler room they are renting. I noticed also 2 more additional people are living there.. because he added a mailbox with EIGHT names attached. Already violating the lease. Also they dont abide by recycling rules, I check the garbage and hear plastics. Ive told them they will be responsible for tickets. Anything I can do to enforce rules? even if its adding fees for inconvenience.

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

A: Depending upon the status of the apartment and terms of any lease, you may be able to remove your tenant. However, expect delays as a result of Covid.

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