Posted by Unstoppable Ed on August 23, 2000 at 19:08:51:
In Reply to: Is a months' notice OK? posted by New to NY on August 23, 2000 at 17:01:09:
Apparently you are a renting a room from the primary tenant in a rent stabilized apartment. She is probably not supposed to be renting out her rooms, but that is another topic.
An "oral agreement" with someone is just as valid in a legal sense as a written one, just more difficult to prove and more prone to interpretation.
Nevertheless, it sounds like you obviously have good reason to move. Why not have a frank discussion with her, tell her that the arrangement is not working out, propose to find a new place in 30 days. Assuming she is reasonable I can't imagine her forcing you to stay longer.
: I just moved into a rent-stabilized apt in Midtown NYC on an oral agreement with my landlady to stay 5-6 months. Paid one month's rent and one month in deposit. Just realized that my landlady is very difficult to live with, and intrudes on my privacy. Among other things, I'm banned from closing my bedroom door when I go out, and she threw out my bath products while I was at work, because she was "allergic" to them. I want to move out WITH my deposit. Is it OK to give her a months' notice?
: We have no written contract, but I made her sign a receipt for the deposit. Please help!
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