You should review your lease. Most leases will provide that tenants are required to give access to the landlord, upon reasonable notice, to make repairs to inspect/show the property. If your lease has these types of provisions, the landlord may seek to terminate your lease for failure to comply...Read more »
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... Read more »
My boyfriend spends 4 or 5 nights out the week with me and then goes to his house for 3 or 4 nights. He does not live here, this isn’t his primary residence. Therefore, he’s not on my lease. In addition, my lease has no guest clause. There’s no specifications on how many nights a guest can... Read more »
If you are the only tenant on a lease in NYC, the law allows you to have one roommate even without your landlord's permission. This is commonly referred to as the roommate law. Therefore, even if your boyfriend lived with you it should not be a problem provided just you and he live in the...Read more »
To better answer your question, we need to know more details. The answer will probably be "It depends". Various factors must be taken into consideration for assessment such as "does the tenant have a disability?", "does s/he need the animal in order to use and enjoy the...Read more »
You may want to contact your landlord about lack of heat in writing. If no action taken by the landlord in a timely manner, call 311 to report the violation. You can also sue the landlord for breach of warranty of habitability.
A landlord is not required to return a security deposit until after the tenant has vacated the vacant apartment. The landlord then has two weeks to inspect the apartment and notify the tenant of any deductions for damage before returning the balance.
My friends mother passed away he spoke about keeping the apartment but nothing was finalized since he had to go to the army. Building knew we were moving in and always greeted us even came to fix things in the apartment but no one told us that we couldn’t be here. Today my boyfriend goes to... Read more »
It sounds like this may be an inheritance issue. It depends on what the will says. The fact that you are living there will not be relevant if he does not own the apartment. He may be able to assume payments if the will provides for that.
Leave but I have no where to go and have been looking for a place but my finances are very bad and COVID isn’t helping me either as far as finding a place. He just left me a text saying he would be changing the locks in March 15 of 2021 and will restrict my entff egg y to the house. What can I... Read more »
Condolences on your loss. As you may know there have been numerous moratoriums on evictions as a result of Covid pandemic. However, even without the impacts of Covid, to legally evict a tenant or licensee, a judgment of eviction must first be obtained. If you are concerned you may be illegally...Read more »
Entry into Canada requires that all persons carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. However, US citizens can no longer cross the border, back into the US, from Canada, using only a...Read more »
Before moving to the apartment she told us no noise and she wants people who don't smoke drink loud parties etc. She also wants us to hang out with her and her family we said " no besides its covid19." We moved in because we desperately needed an apartment. Two weeks in she started... Read more »
Maybe. It would be better to have an attorney write a letter providing notice and withholding rent while you save. You have use and occupancy, so it will be hard to claw back any serious money. Definitely consult an attorney.
It isn't unusual for residential rental agreements of various types to be verbal instead of written; therefore, no need to be overly alarmed that any agreement is not in writing. Unfortunately, it is difficult to understand from your post who "they" may be but I assume you are...Read more »
I’m not sure what type of notice you received. If you are doing something in violation of your lease, the normal process is to serve you with a Notice to Cure. That gives you a short time to correct the offending condition. A Notice to Terminate your lease would be inappropriate if this is the...Read more »
My former landlord refused to pay my deposit because the tenants with whom I jointly signed the October 2019 - September 2020 lease contract decided to renew the lease. And even if I vacated the apartment at the end of the lease and return the keys, he will not refund my deposit.
If the landlord has entered into a lease with the remaining tenant, the prior security deposit should be returned with the remaining tenant paying the additional security that will be due. You may consider bringing your landlord to Small Claims Court to obtain a refund.
Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished. In NYC once someone has resided in a home for 30 days or more, a court order of eviction is required before a tenant can be legally evicted. If your friend will not voluntarily leave, you would need to start a holdover proceeding in Housing Court to...Read more »
You may not be able to do that as a landlord/owner under Real Property Law - RPP § 235, et al. You should be able to negotiate a termination of the existing lease with the trenant, addition of another individual to the lease along with increased rent amounts, assuming that there is no applicable...Read more »
A landlord-tenant attorney could offer the best insight here in terms of rights and duties that run with the lease relationship, but your question remains open for two weeks. From a personal injury standpoint, most attorneys are reluctant to handle such cases. Mold is prevalent in many places, and...Read more »
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