My partner and I suffered substantial income loss due to COVID and we advised our landlord that we would like to use our security deposit for our June rent. Our lease is up on 7/31 and we will likely move out as we can no longer afford our rent because of income reductions. We have an excellent... Read more »
Although this is really a landlord-tenant issue, the answer to your question is that since you have paid her rent, she cannot just kick you out if you don't want to go. Your aunt would have to follow certain rules like giving at least 30 days written notice and if you don't move out...Read more »
If a pet damages the apartment or creates a nuisance, a landlord may seek to terminate a tenancy regardless of whether there is a "no pet" clause in a lease. Even when a pet is well behaved, a landlord may decide not to renew a future lease in a non-rent regulated apartment if a landlord...Read more »
The lease may have an early termination clause. You should thoroughly review the lease to see if it provides you with any options. Try talking to the landlord, maybe they can correct the safety issues.
Generally, a lease cannot be terminated just because someone in the building is...Read more »
I live in a two story, 6 unit building built in the 1920s and converted to the current number of units in early 1950s. The door to my apartment is self closing and swings into the corridor (not into my apartment). I discovered while changing the locks (apartment only came with a dead bolt and no... Read more »
If describing your concerns and asking the landlord doesn't work, the surest way to get an answer to your question would be to file a complaint with HPD and request an inspection. If the inspector find the existing door to be a violation, the landlord will have a set amount of time to...Read more »
Pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, the moratorium on evictions has been extended to August 20th, so there is no immediate threat of eviction. However, the Executive Order does not relieve a tenant's obligation to pay rent.... It just temporarily removes the ability of the...Read more »
Don't panic. First, due to the Covid-19 crisis there is currently a moratorium on evictions until August 20, 2020. Second, evictions require a judicial process that affords tenants a number of protections and your brother-in-law is likely entitled to an opportunity to cure.
In 2016 I lived with roommates and moved out the following year. I did not renew my lease and one roommate ended up staying. I returned my keys to the landlord and even wrote a nortarized letter stating i will not be returning, as per their request. Fast forward to 2020 i learn that they had filed... Read more »
If there is an existing judgment, and you never knew about the case, and you have a return of keys defense, you can move to vacate the judgment. I charge $800 for this motion if it is in Civil Court in NYC.
My parents are divorced but still own a house together. My father asked my mother for a quick claim deed on the house, which she agreed to. However, she needs a Letter of Satisfaction to make sure she is not financially responsible for the property/mortgage. He refuses to sign it, claiming she is... Read more »
You are messing up legal terms and concepts, and making this way too complicated. By contempt of court, I assume there is a matrimonial case. If there is a decree there, your mother must do what the decree says. If it was a stupid decree, you may need a motion in that case to clarify or amend...Read more »
My bathroom ceiling is dripping meriatic acid due to an upstairs neighbor pouring it down the drains. The entire apartment filled with smoke due to the chemical reaction when in contact with metal. What is the protocol for a situation like this? Is it the landlords responsibility to provide us with... Read more »
I live in the first floor and the people upstairs don’t pay rent they live for free and the person who has leased the apartment is away. These people who now live upstairs have been causing a lot of noise and ruckus’s throughout the whole day and night. What can I do legally to stop this.... Read more »
If you are a tenant, you may alert your landlord to the problem you are experiencing and ask for assistance. Unfortunately, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the landlord cannot commence legal action against these neighbors until the courts reopen for regular business.
I am the lease holder of a NYCHA apartment in the Bronx. I would like to surrender the apartment and leave however I have a guest that has been there for more than 30 days and does not want to leave due to no evictions at this time. Can I still surrender the apartment? What happens if I surrender,... Read more »
Generally, a tenant must deliver vacant possession of the premises to the landlord before being relieved of his or her obligations. However, it may be possible to negotiate on your own or with the assistance of an attorney for the release from your obligations in exchange for your cooperation with...Read more »
I currently own one 4-unit building and plan to purchase additional properties in the near future, all in NY. From what I gather in the responses, the 6-unit law pertains to an individual building, not the total number of units a landlord owns, correct?
Security deposits are intended to be placed in a designated security or escrow account upon receipt. Generally, the parties can negotiate for the money to be deposited in an interest earning account. However, since the landlord is also generally allowed to keep up to 1% of any interest earned as...Read more »
I am a recent college graduate who applied for a NYC co living apartment (shared w roomates). I submitted my bank info, authorized credit check, etc. and let them know I will be starting a post grad job this summer.
Less than 24 hours later, I learned my job has been postponed indefinitley.... Read more »
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