Do I have a chance at winning my subletting case?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Buffalo, NY

I sent a letter to the landlord stating that I will be trying to find a prospect for subletting. In Canada, the landlord has 7 days to respond or the tenant can file a 30 days termination notice. 7 days passed with no responses so I sent the landlord a 30 days notice. The landlord responded 2 days later saying that they received no such letter asking to sublet and that I am still responsible for the one month remaining on the lease. How can I argue that they in fact recieved the letter and are back peddling now because they did not respond in time?

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  1. Steven Warren Smollens

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Dear what has Canada to do with a New York Sublease?

    No you do not have a chance at winning your subletting case.

    New York tenants cannot rely on the landlord and tenant rules and statutes with origin in another nation.

    A New York tenant request for consent to sublet the apartment is governed by New York Real Property Law Section 226 - b. There is no analogy for the Canadian law in New York.

    Read more at:

    The Sublet Statute is linked here:

    Good luck.

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