She hosts young children for early life education through a variety of programs. Whenever it rains, it pours through the ceiling with video proof. She has to cancel classes, refund parents and as a new business risks families going else where. What can she do to make the landlord fix the roof? Or... Read more »
When I call to set up a tour of an apartment, some people ask about my income, credit, number of people living with me etc. Seems unnecessary to have to answer these when I don't even know if I like the unit yet. What is the legality to them pre-screening on the phone?
Similar to how you don't want to waste time answerin unnecessary questions, many landlords don't want to waste time showing apartments to prospective tenants who might not meet the criteria need to rent an apartment. As long as the questions don't run afoul of any existing laws or...Read more »
My landlord communicated thru a 3rd party (my mother) 10.13/14 to vacate my current rental due to roommate conflict 2 months into a 12 month rental. There is no current conflict, but I have found alternative housing. Everything thus far has been verbal and thru my mother. How do I ensure my... Read more »
Justin, this is a little more detailed than can be written in this forum with justice. Consider calling me, or another Justia attorney, to help answer your questions and give you the best answer possible. My phone number is on my profile.
The answer to your question will be " depends...", but if the rodent infestation has been established as well as its serious interference with your living, and your landlord knows about it, probably you can. There is an implied warranty of habitability under the New York Real Property Law...Read more »
My Landlord has sent a new lease for the year with added language, different from the previous lease, that stipulates that I agree to "pay the sum of $350 as and for the Landlord's cost to clean and sanity the appliances and offset the Landlord's cost of ordinary wear and tear... Read more »
It's a contract, so as long as the parties thereto are in agreement with the conditions and terms, then the clause can take effect (enforceable). Negotiating a lower amount or adding a phrase that allows you to get your own cleaning company at Tenant's expense, etc, may be your option here.
Sept 2018 flood in nyc condo- subsequent mold confirmed esp significantly high levels aspergillus & penicillium. Only Owner/ex husband is on home ins policy which he received$20,000 ins check Oct 10- yet did not schedule mold remediation until Dec 10-13 - 'not a reasonable amount of time... Read more »
We just wanted to know if it's in our best interests to vacate as soon as possible. I assume the landlord will get a much higher rent since it's rent stabilized. Can the landlord charge double rent, i.e., to my mom's estate and to the new tenant? I don't think so, but just thought i'd confirm.
They keep saying "we rent the apartment to him" and will call him up whenever they have an issue. He made it clear he does not live or visit the apartment and they should put another tenant in the apartment responsible for the ongoing issues.
Is there a lease for the apartment. If so, provide the landlord with contact info for the named together with instructions that the named tenant be contacted in the future. Your father can simply block the calls
Landlord claimed to smell illegal drugs, he attempts to push me out the way to enter the appartment, I informed him that's illegal, if he think I'm doing something illegal, call the cops, he did so, they found nothing because I don't any type of drugs. What made me mad is the fact he... Read more »
You can file a police complaint. You could also file a civil case against the landlord to prevent future attempts to push past you; however, most would not want to invest the funds necessary to litigate the matter and instead simply take precautions such as setting up video recording equiptment in...Read more »
My landlord has refused to do anything about an noisy heating pipe that makes extremely loud banging and hammering noises for the last 2 winters. It has severely impacted my ability to sleep and live and now with Covid-19, work. I've sent them multiple requests including a formal letter in the... Read more »
"Quiet Enjoyment" is a legal term of art that probably doesn't mean what you think it does; however, you may have the right to demand the landlord correct the noise condition and even receive a partial rent abatement until the situation is corrected. If your landlord is not taking...Read more »
I live I'm a apartment complex. My ceiling collapsed in my living room on 8-21-2020 due to neglect over the past 3 years. The ceiling has leaked each year since 2017 and all the maintenance did was plaster over the crack and then finally sealed the outside roof Oct 2019. The material that fell... Read more »
Landlords are generally entitled to keep up to 1% of any earned interest on security deposits to cover administrative costs. Honestly with interest rates as low as they are, that doesn't leave much opportunity for any meaningful amounts to be earned from interest.
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.... Read more »
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.
Due to the pandemic, I experience financial hardship. I tried to negotiate the rent but the landlord won't assist on that matter except using their hardship program which we did use the deposit to pay the month of September rent. I was looking at different alternatives and also to terminate my... Read more »
When you sign a lease you are entering into a contract. The landlord is promising to rent you space for a specific use and a specific period of time. Likewise, the tenant is promising to rent a particular space for a specific use for a specified period of time. Unless there is a clause in the...Read more »
The tenant has no written lease with the home seller, who has neglected to tell the tenant they have to leave due to the sale of the property. How can I move in to my new home, if the tenant won’t move out?
You can’t. You have a lot of issues you’ll need to address, here. This is highly fact dependent. There are a number of solutions and drawbacks. This is something you’re going to want to address now in order to get the ball rolling (although Covid is slowing things down). Feel free to give...Read more »
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