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Re: Sublet problems: WHERE?

Posted by Anna on May 17, 2000 at 21:50:34:

In Reply to: Sublet problems posted by a. sellars on May 17, 2000 at 17:06:25:

: I subletted my apartment from a friend last July who went to house sit for a year in the city. The rent has been paid on time and I have been a model (sub)tenant. One day the landloard called to ask the tenant why the rent checks were certified checks. He told him that he was going to be out of the apartment till May of this year. The landlord said that was fine. May came around and my friend had still not moved in but was planning to in the next few months. Today (May 17th) we got an angry call from the landlord saying that we both had to move out of the apartment immediately or he was going to sue. We have since calmed him down and he has agreed to give me till the end of the month and starting June my friend must be living here.

: Any hope of my staying?

: a. sellars

If you live in NY state, the landlord can only evict you and/or the tenant if a court grants him possession. First he would have to give you Notice, then start a lawsuit, etc, etc.

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