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Rental Condo Roommate

Postby DownSnow » Mon May 25, 2015 11:58 am

Hey guys,

I recently rented a condo in downtown Manhattan. I am the only one named on the condo lease. However, I am planning to add a roommate to live with me now (both of us will occupy the condo). Generally, what do I need to do in order to add my roommate? I heard the NYS has the "Roommate Law" that permits me to have one roommate regardless what my lease says. The only thing I need to do is to notify my landlord with 30 days. Does this law also apply in my situation?

Thanks!
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Re: Rental Condo Roommate

Postby TenantNet » Mon May 25, 2015 7:33 pm

Having roommates does not depend on being rent regulated. And as far as we know, being in a condo should not matter.

The quickest way to explain this is for your to start at http://tenant.net/Rights/roommates.html
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Re: Rental Condo Roommate

Postby DownSnow » Mon May 25, 2015 7:40 pm

TenantNet wrote:Having roommates does not depend on being rent regulated. And as far as we know, being in a condo should not matter.

The quickest way to explain this is for your to start at http://tenant.net/Rights/roommates.html


Thank you for your reply! I have read many references on the Roommate law, and I was just not sure whether renting a condo would be different. Now it's clear!

Thanks again!
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Re: Rental Condo Roommate

Postby TenantNet » Mon May 25, 2015 8:02 pm

The Roommate Law is part of the Real Property Law -- RPL §235-f

It does not deal directly with rent stab, but all rentals.

See it at http://tenant.net/Other_Laws/RPL/rpl07.html
Then search for "235-f" or "Unlawful restrictions on occupancy"
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