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Janie Gerold, Renter in Setauket, NY

COTTAGE AT 155 CHRISTIAN AVE STONY BROOK NY 11790 IS IT ILLEAGEL?

Asked by Janie Gerold, Setauket, NY Tue Apr 3, 2012

I'M ASKED TO VACATE IN 30 DAYS.

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Melissa Goss’ answer
Tim - a lack of permits would make it illegal. Uncle Sam wants his portion of taxes for any income earned. A lot of landlords rent homes without permits, putting themselves and their tenants in one heck of a sticky situation. Basically they are collecting rent, without paying taxes on that earned income. That's illegal too.

The proper steps must be taken before one just rents out an apartment or home. Most depends on the specific town, always check with your town or village before renting out your place to see what is needed to proceed. And for tenants, ask to see a copy of the rental permit before signing the lease, if said town or village requires one.
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Is there a problem between you and your landlord? If you have a month to month lease, landlord has right to ask you vacate in 30 days and it does not matter any reason. Same right as you have, you could inform landlord you are leaving in 30 days and it does not matter any reason. If your landlord does not have a rental permit for the cottage, then it is another problem that your landlord need to answer to town. Because you agreed to a month to month lease, My recommendation is start looking and vacate. It is not worth to fight to stay.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 17, 2014
Up to rental agents to make sure home owners have permits, but most never ask. Bad job!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 19, 2012
Many owners rent their own space, they don't use any agents to rent. I wish every landlord would call an agent to assist their rental, agent will make sure it is all good and sound. Thank you.
Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014
What type of lease do you have? Contact your attorney to find out what rights you might have. If you need help with another rental or possibly a purchase feel free to contact me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 3, 2012
For accurate information check with the town's building department...
http://www.brookhaven.org/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 3, 2012
HOUSE AND SEPERATE COTTAGE ON THE PROPERTY.
155 CHRISTIAN AVE STONY BROOK NY 11790
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What would make it ILLEGAL ?
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