As a New York tenant, you`re almost guaranteed to live with a roommate from one place or another. Fortunately, you can have roommates in New York in general without getting your landlord`s consent or adding it to your lease, thanks to a law commonly known as a New York state “roommate.” In most cases, you may have a roommate. A roommate is usually someone who is not a family member and is not mentioned on the lease, but who lives with you in the apartment and is not just a short-term temporary guest. In general, if you live in a private building and you are the sole tenant of your lease, you have the right to share your apartment with your immediate family and with another adult who is not related to you and that person`s dependent children. Janet Portman, author of “Every Tenant`s Legal Guide” (Nolo, 2009), said a roommate agreement should cover the amount of rent paid by each person, who is responsible for the landlord`s deposit and payment, how incidental fees are handled, and whether the agreement is valid for a period or month by month. Ms Portman, an editor-in-chief of Nolo, said it was also a good idea to address issues such as overnight stays, household chores, meal sharing, noise and the amount of advice to give if a roommate decides to move, in a conversation if not in writing. (Nolo has a standard agreement for roommates on his site.) If the primary tenant resists this request or the landlord doesn`t want to add a tenant, you should at least sign a colocation agreement that outlines the terms of your agreement with the primary tenant, Ratner said. “If the roommate does not intervene and you are late with the rent,” madam. Portman said, “You`ll have to cover your roommate.” Roommate agreements are popular in New York and with college students, as the contract allows a person who has already rented with the landlord to sublet the same room to another person. “I`m really worried about the future,” says Timmerberg, who works in public relations at Atlantic Records. “My parents live in Indiana and they`ve already gently encouraged me to think about what would happen if [my roommate] stopped paying rent. She runs a clothing store, so how long will they be able to pay her? “I`ve been living in New York for 10 years,” says Gabrielaa.
“I don`t feel safe right now when I move. I really like this apartment, I don`t want to let it go, and then the management turns it into a $5,000 loft. Her idea was to pay for what she could do now, and then replace her roommates in July, if the pandemic could have subsided and the move had to be more feasible. The plan almost came together, with one detail: the owner added in the contract that Gabrielaa was due to move in July. She is currently consulting with a lawyer and the Tenants` Association of her building to find her best options. CONSIDERING that there is a rental agreement with the owner, NEW YORK LANDLORD LLC (the “Owner”), for the premises of July 01, 2019 (the “Lease”). Roommates can be referred to individually as “roommates” or collectively as “roommates”. As a result, some of the abandoned New Yorkers suddenly lived alone, the sole occupant of an apartment with newly abandoned rooms.