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Re: breaking a lease advice/help!

Posted by satori on February 24, 1999 at 20:11:48:

In Reply to: breaking a lease advice/help! posted by J.Bock on February 24, 1999 at 10:30:30:

Well if you havenothing in writing i would think the apartment is legally
still yours. why not sublet it out, at the same rent you paid.Or move back in,
I think he has to go thru a lehgal process to evict you even if you did give him the
keys.If you sublet it you will get your deposit back then, he willwant you
to leave. well anyway the cost of him to kick you out of a rent stablized building
i think is alot. keep the apartment. Go back there with a cop, and kick
down the door if he won't let you back in if you gave him the keys. Show the
cops your lease, and all the paperwork mail ectera.Also you could take
to small claims court.

: My boyfriend and I have recently asked our landlord about breaking our
: lease in Chelsea, NYC. We have lived in this reant-stablized apartment
: for almost three years and have decided to move out on our own accord.
: Our landlord didn't make anything of it and asked us to send him a letter -
: we did. Over a month has past and we have moved out - the apartment has
: shown to others but not yet rented to our knowledge (this is a beautiful
: doorman building, downtown). We have recently been told by a broker in
: NYC that the landlord demands kickbacks from all brokers he deals with!
: (ie: landlord takes 5% of brokers 15% fee!) In addition we were told that
: NYC law says that any lease can be broken with one months notice to landlord
: will no further responsiblilty to landlord going forward. Is this true?
: Does anyone know what the name of this law is and where I can find it in
: any state document? We haven't received our deposit back yet and have been
: told again by this broker that he should have already returned it if the apt
: is in good shape?? Please help I don't know what else to do and this guy
: has been giving us trouble from day one of our orginal lease - I need
: to find some way to take care of this - Thank you very much.

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