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Re: lighten up

Posted by Ace on April 25, 2001 at 13:54:57:

In Reply to: Re: lighten up posted by KOMO on April 25, 2001 at 12:08:59:

That's not the situation here. The roommate in question had the one year honored by the tenant, although it was a verbal agreement and wouldn't have a leg to stand on in court if the roommate so chose. The issue here is the tenant can only charge, by law currently standing, that only HALF of the rent can be charged to the roommate. If the apartment was SUBLET to the roommate (who is no longer a roommate now, but a SUBTENANT), the tenant would now be that subtenant's LL, not the Landlord him/herself. Since that is not the case here and the year was honored, it was understood that eventually the roommate would have to go -- the roommate has no rights to the apartment and the tenant cannot reassign their rights to the roommate in this situation.

I think you're reading more into this posting because of your own personal issues.

: Couldn't a leaseholder evict his current roomate to charge someone twice as much using Mike W's advice? There really has to be a movement for roomates' rights formed. A huge number of people live at the arbitrary whim of someone else. Anyone responsible for making someone else homeless should be in jail!

: : uh, are you the roommate who is getting kicked out? :^)

: : nobody is saying anything about making anybody homeless, people are just trying to give advice, without getting too emotionally wrapped up in other people's business. the situations people find themselves in (esp in NYC) over housing can make for some pretty strange situations. people here are looking for opinions on where they stand, that's it.

: : ya gotta admit, lonnie's question was a far cry from "i'm a rich landlord who just found out i can make more money if i arbitrarily kick out my poorest tenants. how can i best go about this?" now that would be disgusting.

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