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Re: Subletting, stabilized and free-market apts

Posted by TenantNet on January 27, 1997 at 19:44:25:

In Reply to: Subletting, stabilized and free-market apts posted by Sandro on January 27, 1997 at 17:54:51:

: Could someone confirm the following for me? I really would appreciate it.
: In a rent-stabilized apartment, it seems I have the automatic right
: to sublet,even if there is a clause prohibiting that in the lease.

Subletting is governed by Real Property Law section 226(b) which means if you
follow the procedures (we have fact sheets on this on the web site, do a search)
then you can sublet no matter what the lease says. Rent Control tenants do
not have a similar right as they don't have leases as all.

: In a free-market apartment, I have the right to sublet, but only with
: the landlord's approval. This approval may not be "unreasonably"
: withheld. If so, I can sublet anyway. If the landlord wants to take me
: to housing court, he may.

The same provision apply to both rent stab and free market. Landlords will
take tenants to court to harass and intimidate and they know the judges
are on their sides most of the time (or just plain lazy).

: Sandro

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