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Who has the lease? If the landlord, I bet it is signed now.
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Dear he called the landlord?
You may not have had a proper lease. In New York, a tenancy is created when the tenant is provided with a copy of the lease signed by the landlord and the keys.
Was the "landlord" present at your lease signing? Did you inspect the apartment before signing the lease?
You may have properly canceled the lease, but time will tell. That means if the landlord does not sue you for rent, you will gather that the lease was canceled.
Did you provide a "security" deposit? if so, the landlord is required to notify you of the name and location of the bank that holds the security deposit. You may be entitled to the refund.
You may want to check to see if tenants in the building reported the insect infestation. Go to HPDOnlne at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/home/home.shtml and complete the drop down menu to locate the building you did not move into.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.