I have a roommate living in my apartment. With my rent payment coupon this month is a tenant information form. On it is a section where they ask you to list all person's living in the apartment. Do I have to list my roommate? And if I do can they turn around and create a new lease with them on it thus creating a vacancy lease and increase my rent. I already signed and mailed back my renewal lease (though I have yet to get a copy back with the landlord's signature on it)
Dear LIC Tenant:
Your roommate does not become a tenant unless you the roommate and the landlord all agree and then you all sign a new lease. If that occurred (I gather you are Rent Stabilized) it would not be a vacancy lease.
But your landlord is entitled to know after thirty days of occupancy the roommate's name. That is all you are obliged to provide and that does not make a new lease or make your roommate a tenant.
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