Duped into & getting dicked out of illegal sublet. Recourse?
May 15, 2012 11:46 AM Subscribe
Moved into illegal NYC sublet under pretense of legality, now must leave. Recourse?
posted by DanielMerick to law & government (8 answers total)
I moved into an apartment on May 1, in Brooklyn NYC and was told that everything was on the level, twice, in person by the renter. His lease was up on May 1 and he said that he had extended the lease already.
I find out, come May 7, that he did not have approval and the landlord, the lease had not been extended, he knew he was subletting and did not approve. He is giving us two months to find a new place (June 1 move out)
Apparently my roommate signed some sort of standardized contract with him, of which he does not have a copy and I did not sign it. Because the sublet is illegal, is this contract null and void?
I feel defrauded. I was lied to.
What is my recourse? If i go 30 days here can I squat and demand satisfaction?
Its his lease. Does 30 days even matter if I have mail?
Can I demand all my money back and moving costs? That is what I want
Was his action in any way fraudulent?