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Re: Landlord Has a right if Occupancy # is the issue

Posted by will on March 09, 2001 at 19:49:11:

In Reply to: Re: Landlord Has a right if Occupancy # is the issue posted by Ace on March 09, 2001 at 17:39:30:

Occupancy laws allow 2 adults per 350 square feet...the odds a roomate in a 1 or 2 bedroom creating this kind of situation are rare..

bottom line landlords can not stop most people from getting a roommate...but with this new law they can pry into personal affairs and turn people in for having an uneven cost split...a man and his girlfriend for example, or a gay couple. Folks who are not married. living together for years will in general now have more legalized harrasment in store for them. Thank you DHCR.

I think based on this alone...the law will eventually get struck down real hard. DHCR did exceed its mandate.....disgusting.



: You also left out of the very same e-mail posting what I had found in a string. And landlord can refuse based on occupancy law. Unfortunately, tenants don't have complete and absolute right to something they're leasing. You left that part out.

: Also in reading about the mentions of the roommate law to the attachment I had, I noticed that relatives or friends of roommates have no succession rights.

: : A landlord has the right to reasonably refuse an assignment or a subletting, but doesn't have the right to refuse a roommate, as long as the tenant complies with the roommate law (i.e., one tenant has the right to a roommate; two or more co-tenants can replace departing co-tenants with roommates on a on-for-one basis).

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: : Ace incorrectly wrote:
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: : : The Landlord does have a right to approve the roommate.

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