Posted by DK on November 16, 1998 at 19:09:05:
In Reply to: Need to know the realities of evictions posted by Kimberly on November 16, 1998 at 00:45:14:
Real Property Law section 226-b may give you another way out of your lease. If you find someone who is willing to take over your lease, the landlord must release you from your lease if the landlord unreasonably withholds consent to the assignment. You must give the landlord thirty days' written notice of the request to assign your lease to another person. When you make the request, you should provide enough information about the financial background of the proposed assignee so that any refusal to consent would be unreasonable.
It is our experience that landlords practically never consent because they can make more money by renting to a new tenant themselves. But the refusal to consent does release you from your lease.
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