One of them is not even on the lease because they just moved into the apartment a couple of weeks ago. and they are complaining about the internet being cut off sometimes. The account is in my name and is hooked up in my room and only one person can have an account in the apartment. I have also gone to all of the room mates with complaints and issues but I do not include my landlord. One of the room mates contacts my phone and threatens me and the other shares a wall with me and continuously slams her dresser and throws things against the way throughout the day and night. He is saying he will evict me because they are complaining about me. Is this legal for him to threaten me with eviction? and can I get evicted for something like this?
This really depends on what is stated in the lease. If there are stated rules that you are breaking then the landlord can attempt to evict you after proper notice and a chance to cure whatever behavior your landlord is complaining about. I suggests you have a lawyer review the lease and any notices you have gotten
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Dear New York Tenant:
Your landlord could charge you with a breach of lease and take the issue to NYC Housing Court for a judge to determine if the breach is sufficient to support an end of your tenancy and so allow for an eviction.
You are responsible for your roommates behavior. Roommates are never on leases. A NYC tenant is allowed one roommate only at a time. When two or more tenants are on a lease together they are not allowed any roommates. A tenant may lose the right to a rent regulated tenancy by charging a roommate more than a proportionate share of the rent.
Unless you guaranteed Internet access to the roommate you have no obligation. One modern method for expanding access in an apartment is through a wireless connection.
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You should document everything that happens just in case the landlord does attempt to evict you. Also, if your roommate is physically abusive or is threatening your health or safety you may want to contact law enforcement.
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