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Re: Rooming

Posted by Fred Lappert on January 29, 1999 at 05:14:12:

In Reply to: Rooming posted by Reuben on January 27, 1999 at 17:56:11:

: I've been living with my partner in NYC for almost two years. I am not in the lease and our relationship seems to be going nowhere now. Could/Can he kick me out even though I have been sharing rent & expenses faithfully for all that time?. Do I have any rights as co-tenant,lover or whatever????.

Two issues... Roommate law (aka live-in-lover-law) allows the tenant of
record to an have unrelated additional occupant, but that does not create
a tenancy entitlement for you. He/she cna kick you out (revoke your license)
but only through proper procedure, notice, court, etc. If you have established
non-traditional family status, you might be protected on a succession issue.
I'm not sure though, if a long-term previously established non-traditional
family relationship would create tenancy rights if it goes sour. Spouses
are entitled to be on the lease, and may accrue such rights as a matter of law,
but I don't believe NY is a common law state.

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