Can I add my spouse to my current lease?
3 attorney answers
Dear Bronx Tenant:
As long as your spouse occupies the apartment along with you as her primary residence you are entitled to have the landlord update the current lease and you are not required to wait for the lease renewal.
Look at: http://www.nyshcr.org/Rent/faqs.htm#ol21
Read more at: https://www.landlordsny.com/blog/rent-stabilized-tenant-requesting-spouse-be-added-to-lease
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Pursuant to Rent Stabilization Code Section 2522.5 (g)(1) you have the right to have your wife immediately added to your lease. If your landlord refuses you should obtain immediate legal assistance.