Posted by New York Tenant on September 25, 2001 at 03:39:20:
In Reply to: Dangerous neighborhorhood-forced out posted by Rob O'Sullivan on September 24, 2001 at 11:19:52:
In New York City, only the landlord has to give 30-days'written notice to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. The tenant doesn't have to give any notice at all. You'll probably have to sue your landlord in small claims court to get back your security deposit.
: My wife and I moved into a new apartment on September 1. The landlord sold us on it as a quiet family oriented and safe neighborhood. After being there for three weeks, we have been subjected to loud stereos booming from neighborhood apartments and cars all day and night and my wife has been subjected to daily harrassment from all the guys standing on the corners in this not so safe neighborhood. We ahve found out from other tenants in the buildings that it is not safe at all for a woman to go outside at night in this area. We have been forced to move out at the end of the month out of fear. We never signed a lease with the landlord, and he stated that if we move out he is going to keep the $1,350.00 security deposit. Does anyone see the potential of us battling this issue to get that deposit back? Thanks.
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