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Old 10-03-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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I live in Queens with my dad who is 76 and retired. We have lived in a 2nd Floor apartment of a 2 family house in Queens for about 25 years now. I help him pay the rent as well as other expenses. The landord sold the house and now the new owners have moved in. The day after we paid our first months rent they left a letter under our door stating that they have relatives coming and will want us vacated in one month.

Is there anything we can do as far as getting more time? It seems one month is not enough time. I am not worried about myself as I can always crash with a friend until I find somewhere to live. Are there any laws that protect evicting senior citizens from homes, like my dad?
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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try a real estate lawyer or the state atty general's office and/or even DHCR.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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Is there anything we can do as far as getting more time? Talk to the new owners.

The new owners gave you 30 days which is what the law requires.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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Is the lease still in effect? If the lease did not expire then new landlord can't just evict you.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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Is the lease still in effect? If the lease did not expire then new landlord can't just evict you.
our previous landlord did not give us a lease
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:13 PM
 
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Is there anything we can do as far as getting more time? Talk to the new owners.

The new owners gave you 30 days which is what the law requires.
Even for retired senior citizens?
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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Even for retired senior citizens?
It's a home. You are not the home owners. I am guessing you are not on the lease and per your last message you didn't even sign a contract. They are laws about apts and senior citizens but you are not living in an apartment building.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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start looking for a place to live. after the 30 days are up, both you and your fathers belongings will be out on the street, and the locks will be changed. like it or not, that's how things work.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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I would get in touch with the New York State Office for the Aging. See link below.

New York State Office for the Aging - Home Page

New York City also provides services for the aging. See link below.

Department for the Aging

Ask your new landlord for more time to find another place to live. Contrary to the poster who said that your belongings will be out on the street if you are not out in 30 days, your LL can't legally evict you without going to court. If there is an action brought against you, you will have a chance to explain your situation to the judge.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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Thanks I will call those departments. It serms like all the laws are for apartments and not family homes.
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