My landlord comes over and takes my belongings from the back yard is that legal? Then when I call to ask him about it he acts like he don't know anything and threatens to evict us
Dear Syracuse Tenant
So your landlord is a thief. You supply the property that he steals. And if you do not have a lease NY law allows your landlord power to end a month to month tenancy with a one month notice of tenancy termination.
If that is your situation stop your landlord from feasting on your property and move.
If you have a lease the eviction threat is hot air. Go see a lawyer about suing your landlord
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Are you actually renting the backyard? If not, the landlord may be acting out to show his disapproval for you unauthorized use of the yard. Regardless, if items are being stolen from your yard it is obvious that the area is not adequately secure and you should guide your actions accordingly. If you sue your landlord, be prepared to prove that the landlord is actually the individual stealing things from the yard. As for the threat of eviction, unless you are a rent-regulated tenant or have a lease, the landlord does not need a reason to seek to terminate your tenancy but will have to follow proper procedures unless you leave voluntarily.
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