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 »
The tenant has flooded his room, and we can not prove it yet, but we want him gone immediately. How do I do this? I gave him a termination of lease but in the state of new york says have to give them 30 day notice from his next rent due date, so that makes him eligible to stay too long. Can we make... Read more »
Curious how you are renting a "room" unless you have an SRO. In any event, you may simply want to consider negotiating a settlement as litigating the matter will take longer than you seem prepared to deal with.
If you are in a rent-regulated apartment, there are certain circumstances where immediate family members who have been living with you the requisite time period may obtain rights to renewal leases in their names. In non-rent-regulated apartments, there is no such right and the terms are governed...Read more »
It depends. Does your old lease have a termination clause? Does it state the your tenancy reverts to a periodic term, such as month to month? If your landlord continues to accept rent from you, the general rule is that it is considered a month-to month, but your do lose the protection that a lease...Read more »
Not necessary if you can understand the language, but a good idea if there's anything in there that is worded so as to make it difficult to understand. Having a lease reviewed should not cost too much and can save you a lot of grief.
This depends on what is stated in the lease. Sometimes, leases provide for these situations, so without seeing yours, this is not an easy question to answer. Generally, if a lease has expired, and there is no provision therein for an automatic renewal or change in tenancy status (such as reverting...Read more »
Generally, a landlord is not precluded from commencing a nonpayment proceeding simply because of a dispute with a tenant over other issues. If the money is owed it is not retaliatory to simply demand payment that is due.
Your history of breaking leases is not generally tracked by credit bureaus or any other repository of information. However, if those incidents resulted in a judgment or collections activity your credit may be affected.
Had a rent to own agreement with a couple who have split. She moved out he stayed on but recently stopped paying rent. We inspected the property and found dog feces throughout, they did not ask permission to have pets, animals were neglected and we had to call ani al control to have them removed.... Read more »
Why you are trying to "prove" something often influences how to go about proving it. In court, evidence has to be in admissible form but in other settings there is generally no such standard. Obviously, if you have a written rental agreement that would be useful but you know better what "proof"...Read more »
For 5 years A friend and I rented a couple rooms at house owned by another friend to assist with the mortgage after her husband left. The three of us lived in the house together. We did not have a lease and paid cash every month. I am aware of the big mistake this was. Two years, just before I... Read more »
What I cannot understand from your post is whether you are on the mortgage or not. You could be named as a tenant, in which case you can ignore it. But if you are obligated on the mortgage debt, then you need to get involved.
Neither a lease or month-to-month rental agreement are "better" than the other.... They are both means of renting that carry different pros and cons. A lease assures both the landlord and tenant are obligated to each other for a specified period of time at a certain rental rate. This can be good...Read more »
There are a variety of consequences depending upon the manner in which a landlord or agent might act improperly. If you ask a more specific question, you are more likely to get responses with useful information.
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