Posted by Mark Smith on August 10, 1999 at 12:54:42:
In Reply to: Lease renewal under new owner. posted by Tom Staggs on August 10, 1999 at 12:24:47:
Your message is not very clear. You state that you are subletting and "I have a roommate who is also subletting." Does this mean that there four people living in the apartment: the tenant named in the lease, plus three roommates? Or is it three people living in the apartment: the tenant named in the lease, plus two roommates? Or is it just two people living in the apartment: you and your roommate, but not the tenant named in the lease?
How many people signed the lease? If it is only one, the tenant is entitled to only one roommate. If it is two, and one moves out, that one can be replaced by a roommate. In any event, one of the signers of the lease must live in the apartment.
: The new owner of my buiding refuses to renew
lease under name of tenant
: who has been subletting to me for +2years. I
had been on the lease for two
: years with the current tenant until 1995 when I went abroad and
: had my name taken off the lease. I began
subletting from my former roommate and partner in 1997 after my return. I have a roommate who is also subletting.
: The landlords partners want to take the tenant
to court. The tenant wants to
: retain the lease on her apartment. I have no
idea where to even begin taking
: action on this matter.
: The apartment is rent controlled or stabilized
I'm not sure which.
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