Can I sue my room mate for breaking the lease?
1 attorney answer
Dear Brooklyn Tenant
The automatic renewal clause of the lease you made with your Roommates is not effective unless you also provided the proper advance notice required by statute.
In any case, if you have a new lease term, your statutory obligation is mitigate the damages. There is no right to claim entitlement to rent without prompt rental of the space occupied by the former Roommates. Only when you have a new tenant paying rent may you claim damages due to the breach of the lease.
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