My roommates mom hold the lease to a 3 bedroom apartment that I live with her son and his friend. My roommate accused me of stealing his marijuana and said I have to move out. I never took the marijuana and always been good with rent. I don’t mind moving out but need sufficient time to find a new place as I don’t want to be homeless in the meantime.
Dear Astoria Roommate:
If you pay your rent to your Roommate's mother, she is the person who may terminate your month to month tenancy.
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You do not have to voluntarily vacated your apartment. Your roommates mother myst start a holdover eviction action in Housing Court against you.
Alan J. Goldberg, Esq. is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in defending all types of eviction proceedings. He aggressively defends Non Payment, Holdover and Ejectment eviction proceedings and actions and affirmatively asserts defenses and counterclaims. All answers herein are for general and informational purposes only. The answer to a question is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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