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Re: Calling a sublease a roommate

Posted by TenantNet on October 10, 1997 at 08:56:55:

In Reply to: Calling a sublease a roommate posted by Kathi M. on October 09, 1997 at 15:42:25:

: OK, so what I'm trying to do is not quite legal, but I would appreciate
some advice. I am vacating my rent-stabilized apartment 6 months before
my lease expires. I do not trust my landlord to return my deposit, so I
wish to "give" the lease to a friend. I am certain my landlord would not
permit an assignment of the lease (he wants that 30%, and has also shown
racist tendencies in the past) so I thought I could add my friend as a
"roommate" and let him take over the lease by himself when it expires.
Has anyone tried this? Or do you, Tenantnet, have any advice or comment?

You have a right to have a roommate, but you do not have the right to
"assignment" of the lease as you describe. Succession is only for
family members.

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