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Re: new roommate on lease

Posted by Kim on January 06, 2001 at 22:21:28:

In Reply to: Re: new roommate on lease posted by url on January 04, 2001 at 21:00:53:

Thanks for your help, I checked out the URLs you gave me, they were very helpful. I was wondering (as my sister is too) if she takes her boyfriend off the lease and doesn't put anyone else on, does the landlord have any rights to run a credit check on her again and deny her renewal of the lease since the apartment was paid with a combination of two incomes from two people on the lease? He has already sent a renewal lease made out to her and her boyfriend but she wants to take him off the lease. She does not have enough money to cover the cost of the apartment (he does not know this) but I have been helping her and will be helping her as a roommate.

She and I want to cover all bases with this since she does not want to lose the apartment (and she has been a very good tenant, never any complaints, rent paid on time...) because the landlord can charge a higher rate if he denies her the apartment and add the 20% vacancy rate to a new tenant.


: : Hi,

: : I have a question, my sister and her boyfriend are both on the lease in the apartment they share. I had moved in at about February (this is a NYC rent-stabilized apt) as a roommate. Anyway, her lease is up in March, and her boyfriend wants to move out and she wants to put me on the lease. I have more than enough salary to cover it and I have a good credit history but I know the landlord does not like me since I had moved in as a roommate (which I am legally entitled to do according to some of the posts I have read here) and for some reason he had a problem with that. (I had actually paid the rent check once and he had a HUGE problem with that since it was in my name, which I understand, but the reaction I got was absolutely miserable.) Other than that, he has been fine.

: : Can he deny me being her roommate, she is still going to live there, and so am I, but is there any way he could deny me this if her boyfriend moves out and I want to replace him?

: : Thanks!
: : Kimmy

: He cannot prevent you or anyone else being a roommate there. Further, because you're blood relative, you can get her lease if she leaves.

: Your sister and her boyfriend have the right to remove his name from the lease with no financial consequences.

: If the landlord agrees to add your name to her lease, he can charge a vacancy rate of 20% instead of the renewal rate of 4-6%. Worth it to you?

: motherload of NYC info:

: rent stabilized rulers

: your question:

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