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Re: Breaking a lease because of marriage

Posted by Katya on December 29, 2001 at 10:26:11:

In Reply to: Breaking a lease because of marriage posted by A. Sellars on December 19, 2001 at 12:07:25:

In New York, I think most landlords won't mind breaking a lease as they are always plenty of prospective renters, and rents can be raised. You have to discuss it with your landlord and see what you can work out. I do believe their is some kind of law that if you want to get out of your lease, and your landlord will not end your lease, you then have a right to sublet, or "assign" the apartment to someone else. I'm not 100% sure of this, but I think so.

I got out of a lease once because of a terrible leaking problem (my wall was growing mushrooms---yuk) that they were not fixing. They wanted me to forfeit my security deposit, but I managed to get it back.

: Last December I signed a two year lease on an apartment in Brooklyn. This December I got engaged and plan to move in to her apartment. I am planning on talking to my LL very soon and feel confident that we can work out an agreement. However, if we cannot, what type of legal action can I take to break this lease? It would be a great financial burden to keep both places. I read on about the Order from the Residential Tenancies Tribunal but I think this is an Austrialian law.

: Any ideas?

: Thanks,

: A. sellars

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