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Re: Renewing lease with evil roommate and not with me; how long do I have?

Posted by New York Tenant on April 11, 2001 at 08:13:14:

In Reply to: Renewing lease with evil roommate and not with me; how long do I have? posted by sheababylv on April 10, 2001 at 16:53:17:

Read your lease to see if the landlord has to give you any notice about the termination of your tenancy on the expiration date of the lease.

If not, your tenancy expires on April 30th, and both the landlord and your former co-tenant (now the new tenant, along with her sister) could go to housing court on May 1st to evict you. It would then be up to the judge to decide how long it will be before you have to leave.

: OK, I wrote last month about my evil roommate trying to kick me out and put her sister on the lease. Well, she has succeeded.

: To recap, I live in a non-stabilized, Brooklyn brownstone. The lease is up May 1st and the property manager just told me on April 6 by phone that the landlord wants to rent to my roommate and her sister and not me and my brother. The property mgr acted like I was asking for something unreasonable when I told him he had to put in writing that my lease was not being renewed. My question is: Do I have only 30 days (until May 6) after the date I was notified that my lease isn't being renewed, or can I stay a full extra month (until June 1) since I wasn't given 30 days notice? Also, what if he never sends me anything in writing? Does that mean that the phone notification is null and void? This guy is incompetent and acts like he just started dealing with rentals the day I walked into his office.

: Also, I understand that no reason has to be given when you are denied a lease, but what if discrimination is suspected? For instance, say Tenants A and B have a combined salary of about $93,000 and good credit, while Tenants C and D have a combined salary of about $72,000 and good credit, and Tenants C and D are obviously from the same country as the landlord. Tenants C and D are chosen to rent the property and no reason is given. Can a reason be requested?

: Thanks in advance.

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