Hi! I'm an international student at Cornell University. My roommate and I currently live in an off-campus apartment in Ithaca. Due to the virus situation, we decided to move to Long Island and study online next semester. However, before the pandemic, we renewed and extended our lease to next... Read more »
I'm renting a house that was sold. The new owners issued a Notice to Vacate so that they could renovate and flip the house. After finding out, within a month, the cost to renovate, they are selling it. Is the 30-Day Notice they issued valid when the new owner becomes my landlord for the... Read more »
Generally, a new owner steps into the shoes of the previous owner with respect to tenancy issues. However, as a result of the Covid crisis there is a moratorium on evictions until at least August 20th so you should have ample time.
We want to get out of lease early bc of covid and ability to afford rent because of loss of work. Our landlord said no but said we can switch from a year lease to 3 months. They want to charge us $500 to even just start the paperwork and then $500 for June and July rent that we have already paid,... Read more »
Even with the havoc that the Covid crisis has created, generally tenants remain responsible for the remaining term of any unexpired leases. If the landlord is willing to release you from the remaining term of your lease, it is not unusual to require a payment of some type. Appears that basically...Read more »
Yes a tenant in the same building over a year ago had a very bad infestation. Management did not act quickly but said the tenant would not allow access. The policy here is to spray each apartment once a month. Consequently many of the apartment s are overrun with roaches. Because of Managements... Read more »
What happened last year isn't particularly relevant to your current question. If the apartment is rendered uninhabitable because of conditions such as needed repairs or infestation, this can be considered a breach of the warranty of habitability leading to the constructive eviction of a...Read more »
Unfortunately, many small business tenants are in the same position you described. Although there is an Executive Order that places a moratorium on evictions until August 20th, rent payments that became due during the COVID-19 crisis have not been abated and remain due. My firm has been...Read more »
We have never not paid the rent except in the last month where we paid 50% as our business income has gone to zero since Covid started. Landlord suggested one smaller office space but cost to move and fact that we need to remove this overhead entirely means it's not necessarily a solution.... Read more »
Many tenants with otherwise outstanding track records with their landlords have been unable to meet ongoing rent obligations as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Sometimes, the terms of a specific lease or guaranty can provide a basis to end a lease early or at least suspend payments that became...Read more »
Many people are reluctant to have service people in their homes during the Covid crisis. If this is an emergency situation, you can commence a court proceeding to compel access. However, this generally means spending money on legal fees that are difficult or impossible to recover. Therefore, if...Read more »
Management knew that I wont be on the lease but id be living there as I went with him to sign the lease. I've done some research on squatters rights but iam unsure if it pertains to me. I'd like to stay with the apartment but would like to advise management. This building is not Section 8... Read more »
If the building is subject to Rent Stabilization or other rent regulation, you may be entitled to succession rights provided you lived with your farther for the required time before he passed. Even if that isn’t the case, many landlords would be happy to keep on a good tenant
Unless you are protected by a lease or live in rent-regulated property, a landlord does not need a reason to terminate your tenancy. However, a landlord has to go to court and obtain a judgment of possession first and can’t just lock you out
I'm thinking of converting my cellar into a one bedroom "apartment". It will have a full three fixture bathroom, a kitchen fixture, a door connecting to the outside and most likely a 3x2 window to the outside. I'll be adding a fire alarm and a monoxide detector as well for... Read more »
Why not just make it legal and convert your home into a two family? You are not correct about there being no inspections. Also, you cannot enforce a lease of an illegal space. It also will hinder any sale or refinancing. Finally, it violates your insurance, and could lead to a lack of coverage....Read more »
He had an individual I do not know stay to do this cos had to come and let me in my home after just losing to sisters in 24 hrs he tries to throw me and my stuff and kids on street to pandemic he is a business owner and should no better then to change locks and throw my stuff in a dumpster he just... Read more »
You can call the police. If you have proof that you live at that property the police should compel the landlord to restore you to possession. In the event the police are not helpful, you may file an emergency OSC with the NYC Housing Court, which has been hearing emergency applications throughout...Read more »
The security deposit is used to compensate a landlord for possible damage to an apartment by a tenant and is not intended to be used for the last month's rent. Landlord's are not generally required to keep security deposits in an interest bearing account. If they due, a landlord is...Read more »
Been renting more 20 yrs in my apt in woodside NY, (queens) and did alot of renovations and never bothered my landlord for anything. Before pandemic my landlord told me she needed her apt back to use she gave me 1 month notice. I told them i will look for an apt but till then i will continue paying... Read more »
If you are moving at the end of the month, the Landlord has no means to enforce the demand for an additional security deposit before you move. Unless a tenant has an explicit agreement with a Landlord to provide reimbursement for renovations, a Landlord is not obligated to reimburse a tenant and...Read more »
Landlord said that subletting is not allowed there but in our lease says that it is allowed. We also been making noise complaints and bleaching our clothes by the upstairs neighbors and the landlord doesn't do anything about it. In winter last year we called the landlord saying that we... Read more »
Provided you have a lease that is still in force, the specific language of that lease control the terms of your tenancy. Some leases say subleasing is allowed if landlord consents, some say subleasing is allowed if landlord consent but landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent and some say no...Read more »
It depends on the terms of your lease. If you took "as is" and there is no representation that it is for office use, you might have problems. If there is such a representation, you have a defense if the landlord comes after you for the money.
My partner and I broke up? He still lives there and the lease comes to an end by the end of July 2020. I had informed the landlord of our break up, and that we are no longer together, but I continue to pay the rent for the committed lease of 1 year. How will it affect me should the ex fiancé... Read more »
I live in upstate NY. I am allowed 2 spots in my driveway. The car is legal (insured and registered with plates on it), I'm just not driving it right now. There is a dent on the side of the vehicle that may be "unpleasant" to look at. He gave me 30 days to remove it from the... Read more »
If you do not have a lease and are not a rent-regulated tenant, the landlord has no obligation to keep you on as a tenant. Provided the landlord's actions do not otherwise violate the law, such as being discriminatory, the landlord can ask you to move for any reason including not liking the...Read more »
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