Liverpool, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: My husband and I own the house. Five years ago, when his two adult sisters needed a place to stay, we said they could

Stay with us. The four of us verbally agreed the two sisters would each pay $300 per month for “rent”, but we have nothing in writing. One sister (in her 50’s) pays fairly consistently. The other (in her 40’s) stopped paying last May. It is now April. She refuses to work, refuses to pay her $300 per month rent. (We have received zero dollars from her toward rent for a whole year.). In NY state, how long must we endure this nonsense from her? How do we get her out of our house? Do we need a formal, legal eviction? How much notice are we required to give her? What if she further refuses to leave? This was supposed to be temporary, until the two sisters “could find a place together.” That was five years ago. Our marriage is in trouble because of these two. Please advise!

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry your question went unanswered for three weeks. You could repost and add Landlord-Tenant as a category. There's no guarantee all questions here are picked up, but you might have better chances of a response under the L-T heading. Good luck

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