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Re: apartment sharing -- non-lease holding occupants

Posted by Sam on October 18, 1999 at 23:58:02:

In Reply to: apartment sharing -- non-lease holding occupants posted by andrew freese on October 18, 1999 at 19:57:15:

: I am interested in sharing an apartment with two other individuals, but possibly more.
: 1. Do we all need to be on the lease?
: 2. Does #1 depend on how the apartment is zoned (1 BR, 2BR, 3BR,...etc.) ?

: Put another way, if a landlord allows 3 people to convert a 2BR into a 3BR, how many people can be on the lease (all 3, or only 2)? How many people MUST be in the lease?

: *** Most important, can extra people be moved in after the lease has started, without getting the landlord's permission? If so, how many? ***

: Complicated question. Perhaps someone could point me to the proper legal documentation. Thanks!
: (Note: no rent stabilization / non owner-occupied building)

I would strongly suggest you search this message board on "roommate" and read ten or twenty emails and their answers concerning the pros and cons of who's name(s) are on the lease and the kind of trouble people have getting rid of roommates, getting co-tenants off the lease, etc.
As far as how many people can live there: that depends on what exactly is written on the lease: read more messages here about The Roommate Law (New York State law).

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