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Sounds like an illegal sublet...

Posted by MikeW on June 11, 2001 at 11:19:28:

In Reply to: roommate rights posted by new york tenant on June 10, 2001 at 18:48:42:

Even if it started out as a legitmate roommate situation, if the prime tenant moves out without getting approval for a legal sublet, the situation becomes an illegal sublet. If the LL can prove that the prime tenant's primary residence is elsewhere, he can move to evict at any time, regardless of renewal situation.

You, as the roommate, essentially have no legal rights in this situation

: I moved in as a roommate a year & a half ago to a rent stabalized building in Manhattan. I signed a lease provided by my roommate but did not sign one through our landlord.
: About 6 months ago, my roomate accepted a job upstate NY but didn't want to legally sign over the lease to me since she would keep her things in her room and visit occassionally.
: The landlord recently caught wind of her not living here 100% of the time and decided not to renew the apartment lease when it is up in a couple of weeks.
: Do I have any rights in this situation?

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