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renitaking, Renter in New York, NY

landlord verbally tells tenants they have to be out in 3 wks because he is selling the property,no lease

Asked by renitaking, New York, NY Sat Dec 1, 2012

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jmincheff’s answer
The landlord can bring an eviction procedure against you if you don't move willingly. It'll be costly for you, and time consuming....... and you will lose. You are best advised to find a new home as soon as possible. You may want to see if your landlord will pick up some of your moving expenses. They don't want to go to court over this just as much as you don't. You need to leave whether or not they give you something for your troubles.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 18, 2013
it looks like you are a month to month tenant and had to be notified 30 days in advance that you had to move out. Although it can help you to delay eviction for another month, the fact that you were given a 3 week notice instead of a 4-week notice would not change much and you would still have to move out
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 19, 2012
the landlord can not physically put you out, but they can evict you if neccessary. You don't have any lease therefore no protection. Make your life easier and find a new home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
Renita,
In your other question, you mention that this is an illegal conversion. That being the case, you do not have protection.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
You really should be searching for a new home...for any necessary legal advice consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
I am a broker not a lawyer, but I am aware that without a lease you are a month to month tenant. As such, you are entitled to 30 day notice. If the notice is given on the 1st of the month, it is effective immediately. If the notice is given on any other day of the month, the 30 days does not start until the next 1st of the month.

Michael Richman
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
Bellmarc Realty.
681 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone 212-688-8530 x223 Cell 917-991-2528 Fax 212-758-7495
Email mrichman@bellmarc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
Rentaking,
You are entitled to proper notice. I googled NY Landlord Tenant Act and have a attached a link to one site below. If this is correct, you are to be given 30 days notice, not 3 weeks. Read it over, search other sites and start looking for your next place.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 1, 2012
GOOGLE: "tenants rights act of 2009"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 1, 2012
You could push the issue but why? You really have no legal document saying you can stay there.

Nick Rafello, SVP
Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 1, 2012
It's the law. why are you an svp?
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