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Jennifer, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn, OH

I am a subletter in a brooklyn apt and the master tenant has decided that she wants to evict me. I have never

Asked by Jennifer, Brooklyn, OH Fri Jan 16, 2009

signed a document, but the landlord is fully aware of me and approves of me. Additionally I own everything in the apt from the paint on the walls to furniture and appliances. The only reason I am not on the lease is because I chose not to be in order to hurry the process since I was out of state at the time (this is documented in emails). I have agreed to move out by april 1 2009 -- the lease is up oct -- but she insists I move by march 1. With a difference of one month I've been toying with the idea of just ignoring her. What are my rights, if any, and what response? Thanks!

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you will be able to get the most accurate answer from someone in your own area who is familiar with local landlord/tenant laws,but my assumption would be that without a lease(a legal binding document) you don't have a leg to stand on. In my area,without a lease,you would be considered a month to month tenant & could be asked to leave at any time. unfortunately,verbal agreements have no standing. if it's not in writing it's not an agreement.
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