Posted by Zepher on June 10, 2001 at 19:28:38:
In Reply to: roommate rights posted by new york tenant on June 10, 2001 at 18:48:42:
You have no special "rights" in this situation. You're lucky you have a roommate agreement, but it is subordinate to the primary tenant's lease with her landlord. Apparently the primary tenant and her landlord in this case have decided not to renew the lease - therefore, you must go. You could ask the LL to rent to you now, instead, but he's under no obligation to do so.
: I moved in as a roommate a year & a half ago to a rent stabalized building in Manhattan. I signed a lease provided by my roommate but did not sign one through our landlord.
: About 6 months ago, my roomate accepted a job upstate NY but didn't want to legally sign over the lease to me since she would keep her things in her room and visit occassionally.
: The landlord recently caught wind of her not living here 100% of the time and decided not to renew the apartment lease when it is up in a couple of weeks.
: Do I have any rights in this situation?
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