My 21 year old daughter is acting out and becoming unruly. She brings over friends all hours of the night and doesn't help around the house. She has cursed me out and does whatever she wants to do. I am listed as head of household on the lease and...
Are you living in subsidized housing such as a NYCHA building? If so, you may want to talk to the manager about the fact that your daughter is not contributing to the rent. You can take your daughter to court to get her out, but you CANNOT just change the locks. That would be illegal.
Ideally she would move out and agree that she is giving up her rights to your apartment. You might have to negotiate with her to get her to do this and help her with the move. Is there another relative she could live with until she finds her own place?See question
I did not disclose information about my arrests because I did not think it was necessary
Are you talking about appealing a decision made by a court or a decision to fire you? If you are looking for answers to questions about the end of your employment, you are in the wrong area. If you have a court decision to appeal, you will have to provide more details.See question
I must break my lease since I need to move overseas for my mother's estate after her passing. I know one option is to just tell the landlord and hope I just don't get sued for the rest of the term, which is 6 months. Any other viable option to avo...
in general, tenants may seek to sublet or assign their lease, which the landlord can refuse to accept, but if the landlord refuses unreasonably, then the tenant can break the lease without penalty. You should seek someone with at least as much income as you have, a decent credit rating, and no outstanding flaws as a tenant (for example, no pit bull as a pet, unless you already have one)See question
Good morning, I had a 24 month lease with my prior landlord. After 1 year, a house became available to purchase that was exactly what I was looking for in a market where "that is exactly what I am looking for" is rarely said. In any event, I jum...
A security deposit is meant to ensure against (1) damage to the apartment and/or (2) landlord's loss due to your breaking the lease. Since neither of these happened, you should get your security back, but you may need to sue for it. Good luck.See question
I was accused of stealing $204.67 in store credit from Forever 21, I had agreed to reimburse the full amount of the store credit, the store charged me with theft since they said that store credit is to be treated like cash. Since the entire claim ...
If you don't yet have a criminal attorney, you need one. Stop talking without benefit of a criminal attorney. Do not tell the store that you want to pay them back--that can be seen as a sign of your guilt. Don't tell anyone anything until you have counsel.See question
My mother had loans owed on a house she previously lived in before living with me. After she passed, her vehicle and the house I live in were in her name and were in her will to me. She owed about $80,000 on the first house. Can debt collectors ta...
You need to speak to a trusts and estates attorney who practices in the county where your mother died. A lot will depends on the contracts she signed in borrowing the money. Good luck1See question
I moved out of an apt August 2012 and did not get back my security deposit. I had problems with the landlord previously for paying late but all rent was paid at move-out. Then I had a car accident and was preoccupied with recovery and legal issues...
The six-year contract statute of limitations applies. Small claims court is probably your best bet.See question
Because of my low-average credit score, I was asked to pay 5 months of security deposit on my current commercial lease instead of the standard 1 month advertised by the landlord before I submitted my application, which I agreed to and paid. Now I...
You are free to ask, and your landlord is free to say no. Perhaps you could offer some other guarantee, like a co-signer to provide your landlord with the safety s/he needs.See question
I'm in a New York City. Housing Authority apartment I'd like to spend as many months as I can away, in another State, to see if a relationship with a Woman who can't move away due to a divorce decree and her kids can work out. We want to try this...
I agree with the two attorneys who have answered the question already. Also, here is a list of things you SHOULD NOT do:
Don't register to vote anywhere else. Vote in NYC by absentee ballot.
Don't change your driver's license to another state.
Don't change your plates or insurance on your car to another state.
Don't have checks printed with a new address, of if you really feel you must have local checks, do not pay your NYC rent with such a check.
Don't change your address for tax purposes. Yes, I know that NYC has a ridiculously high income tax rate compared to almost everywhere else, but keep paying taxes here at NYC rates if you want the best chance possible of keeping your apartment.
Don't change your address on anything official--passport, credit card bills, etc.
Having said that, do not, of course, commit fraud with respect to any government program. If you receive SNAP/food stamps in NY, close out your SNAP/food stamp case until you return. Same for public assistance.
THINGS TO DO:
Do have a friend or neighbor check your mail and forward it, rather than having the post office do it.
Do have that friend or neighbor check on your apartment every week or so, checking for notes stuffed under your door by management and for damage. (You don't want to come back in five months and see that a window was broken and a whole family of pigeons has taken up residence in your kitchen)
If you have a landline phone, arrange for calls to be forwarded to you or check for messages daily. Again, you don't want to find out in December that management called you about access back in October.
My mom always paid her rent and was in good standing when she lost her job in 2014. Her landlord was very understanding and agreed to not take her to court while she searched for a new job. Fast forward a year later my mom's health started to decl...
Has your mother sought out a legal aid or legal services lawyer? She needs to do two things: (1) go to housing court to ask a judge to stay (postpone) her eviction and (2) start a proceeding called an "Article 78" in New York State Supreme Court, which is the method she would use to appeal the fair hearing loss. If she is unable to find a lawyer through legal services or legal aid, she could call Mary Ann Joyce, a former legal services lawyer who can evaluate your case and possibly file an Article 78 for you. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck.See question