I’ve only been here for almost a week. So last night I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment that I’m staying in. My girlfriend aka owner of apartment wasn’t home and the super “wasn’t available ” to help me. I’ve only been here for like almost a week. So I called fire... Read more »
Generally, the expense of damage cause to an apartment (or apartment door) is caused by a tenant or a tenant's guest the tenant is responsible to the landlord for these damages. In that situation, if the landlord's super repairs the damage, the landlord can seek recovery for the cost of the repair...Read more »
I recently requested my rent history. It tells an interesting story.
No one in my (formerly regulated) unit has paid the “legal rent” since 1993. All tenants have since paid a preferential rent, never more than $1,450. However, despite this, every time a tenant moved out (7 times in the... Read more »
The situation you described involving the preferential rent isn't surprising. The 18%-20% increase is generally associated with vacancy increases. If you want to challenge the deregulation, you can always take a shot with the DHCR
It is legally possible to foreclose against a property owner for nonpayment of common charges. This process could have legally proceeded even if you were not personally served with the papers commencing the case; however, the affidavits of service and other documents would need to be carefully...Read more »
I live on a 2nd floor apartment with my mother and my 4 year old son who is autistic. My son is in school from 8am-4pm we get home around 5pm. He will play sporadically between 6-8 he is in bed by 9. I leave my appartment as of 8am the latest until after noon on Saturday and... Read more »
This isn't a family law question, its more in the way of a landlord issue. Discuss this with the landlord or make a police complaint. Beyond that, the only other thing you can do is put a thick carpet or some other cushioning material on the floor.
Generally, tenants are free to invite anyone they like to their apartment regardless of your feelings about it. However, if you had an Order of Protection preventing the visitor from coming to the building that would be different.
I signed a lease in July of 2019, but did not receive a countersigned lease until August 15th 2019. In June 2019, new laws went into effect that neither we (Tenants) or our landlord (LL) were aware of at the time. One of the laws states that the LL cannot charge more than 1-months security deposit... Read more »
The law would be controlling in the situation you described. If you can't persuade the landlord to return the extra security deposit to you, you could take the landlord to Small Claims Court. In the alternative, you could withhold the amount in question from your rent but the landlord might start...Read more »
I gave his Assistance $500.00 security deposit on August 23,2019,
Called & texted his assistance on the 31st of August to ask for the security deposit back, but in the text messages it tells me if the text has been read, I then texted her again letting her know that I know she has read my... Read more »
It isn't clear from your description why the landlord would give you back the security deposit you paid. If you just moved in a security deposit would not usually be refunded to you until after you had vacated. If you signed a lease and paid the security deposit then but changed your mind and...Read more »
Most rentals of basement/cellar apartments are violations of relevant housing codes. The landlord may be subject to fines for the improper use and the tenant may have a defense to the landlord's efforts to recover rents. It may be possible to negotiate a settlement that results in a payment to...Read more »
Up until now we had a great relationship. Very friendly and quite respectful. I pushed to get more explanation regarding the discrepancies we had with the damage caused and the responsibility. He responded with legal threats. Saying he would file a police report for harassment.
Pursuant to the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, unless the landlord provides you with a written statement including an itemization of any amount that would be withheld the landlord is required to return your security deposit within 14 days of your surrender of possession If the landlord fails to...Read more »
Does not pay rent, has brought her boyfriend to move in with her, does not contribute to the household, lost her child due to her boyfriend sexually advances (undressed in front of her while she was in bed in a room alone). both served with eviction papers more than 30 days ago.
This is a Landlord-Tenant question. In any event, if they were served with a notice to leave and have not done so, you have to go to the landlord tenant court in your county and begin eviction proceedings through the court.
My aunt has recently taken over my grandmother's finances. She has had many issues with my father and is not a nice person. She sent my family and I a letter stating once my grandmother passes, she will have control of the house and we will have 60 days to get out. We have been paying rent for 15... Read more »
Unless you are a rent-regulated tenant or have the protection of an unexpired lease, the owner of a property (or the owner's representative) has the ability to commence a holdover proceeding to recover possession of the rental unit after giving the tenant Notice of Termination. In the case of a...Read more »
Hi, I am renting a room from a tenant in NYC, she has served me a 30 days early termination of sublease paper. I may not be able to find another place to live by September 1st, and am planning on staying if that is the case. Can she legally do this? What will be the next steps for her if I don’t... Read more »
The terms of your sublease and the type of and manner in which you were served are all relevant to determining in your roommate is acting properly. Regardless, if you do not comply with the demand to vacate, the tenant's next step would be to serve you with court papers to seek your eviction.
Probably not. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 ("TPA") which was recently adopted by New York creates additional protections for tenants and imposes expanded responsibilities on owners seeking to recover possession of rental units. Since the change to the law is so recent, even the NYC Housing...Read more »
My landlord/owner of the house I'm renting the basement opened my locked door while I was changing, walked right in. I did not pay rent for July ($200, verbal agreement to pay by the last day of each month) and was given a notice to pay within 2 weeks or vacate the premises. However, they made it... Read more »
From the description of your living arrangements, I suspect that the unit is not "legal". As a result you may have defenses to claims for unpaid rent. However, unless you have a lease or are rent-regulated, provided the proper court process is commenced, the landlord will ultimately be entitled...Read more »
We live in a rent stabilized NYC apt. Our bathroom sink had cracks that finally caved in leaving a hole.
After 6 years with a dedicated super, the landlord decides they'll only have a part-time Porter for cleaning & a tech/repair person only on a contract basis. So management orders the new... Read more »
If you have conditions in your apartment that you believe would constitute a violation, you can start an HP Proceeding in Housing Court. An inspector will be sent to your apartment and issue a report of any violations that are determined to exist and the landlord will be required to fix the...Read more »
Is this legal...been there 5 years and I have to find the tenant even though their turnaround is high. Manager said they started subletting program 2yrs ago because too many people were buying houses our lease is a one year lease with no mention of subletting. I am now paying rent and a mortgage... Read more »
If your lease has not yet expired and you are attempting to get out of your contractual obligation to pay rent for the remaining unexpired term, the landlord has a right to negotiate for the terms that they are willing to consider. If an agreement can't be reached, a tenant generally remains...Read more »
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