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Advice Needed - Landlord Evicting Sublettor

Posted by P Coppola on June 23, 1998 at 20:56:11:

About a year ago, I decided to sublet my NY apartment while I travelled to
Los Angeles on extended business. I found a good sublettor
and he and I have a written Sublet Agreement between us: he acts as my houseguest and
takes care of the place for me, and I charge him exeactly what the
rent costs. For a year, everthing has been fine: my sublettor has looked
after my place and paid the rent on time. When it came time to make
the decision whether or not I should renew my original lease (it ends
July 31, 1998), I decided to let the apartment go. This was fine with
my sublettor as he had other arrangements.

But 2 days ago, literally one day after I decide to give up my
NY apartment, I get a certified letter from the lawyers of my building.
They have found out that I am subletting and sent me a "Notice To Cure"
letter saying that I had to kick out my tenant by July 2nd
and that I have to pay the "legal" fees that it costs to do this.

Doesanybody have any experience with this kind of thing? Do I have any
rights here whatsoever and how can I handle this while still in CA? It seems to
me that much of this Notice is "blowing smoke". If I send the lawyers
a certified letter acknowleding the situation, and telling them that I
do not intend to renew the lease and that my housitter should be allowed
to sray in my plave until the end of my lease, will that be good enough?

Please help!

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