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Old 01-27-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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My family has been living in a rent stabilized apartment for the last 30 years. The apartment was passed down to me from my grandmother. Recently I have been having issues with management. There is a leak from the roof coming into the hallway of the apartment, and a hole in one of my bedroom ceilings for the last 7 months and management has not handled the situation. There have been a total of 3 different agents since June 2013 and the situation has not been rectified. I have contacted 311 but they are of no help. I live in the apartment by myself so I would need to be notified before an inspector comes. This has not happened, last year the building was without heat and hot water until March! I want to vacate the apartment by February 1st because I can no longer deal with the headaches. Will I be able to break my lease? I read in the Tenant's Rights if conditions of the apartment are unlivable I have the right to vacate the apartment and they can take the security deposit for the month of February. In addition, I have photos, phone records and voicemails of my correspondence to management.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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My family has been living in a rent stabilized apartment for the last 30 years. The apartment was passed down to me from my grandmother. Recently I have been having issues with management. There is a leak from the roof coming into the hallway of the apartment, and a hole in one of my bedroom ceilings for the last 7 months and management has not handled the situation. There have been a total of 3 different agents since June 2013 and the situation has not been rectified. I have contacted 311 but they are of no help. I live in the apartment by myself so I would need to be notified before an inspector comes. This has not happened, last year the building was without heat and hot water until March! I want to vacate the apartment by February 1st because I can no longer deal with the headaches. Will I be able to break my lease? I read in the Tenant's Rights if conditions of the apartment are unlivable I have the right to vacate the apartment and they can take the security deposit for the month of February. In addition, I have photos, phone records and voicemails of my correspondence to management.
Sounds like you have a good case but where are you going and what is the actual end date of the lease.
February 1st seems like it is rather quick and that makes me think there is more to this story than you are
telling us.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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They would be thrilled to have you leave and indeed are probably trying to make you leave. I would fight them to repair the place if I were in your position.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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My mom is relocating and I am taking her apartment. I currently work full time and do not have the time to fight with management in court.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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My mom is relocating and I am taking her apartment. I currently work full time and do not have the time to fight with management in court.

If you work full time are you eligible to take over moms place or are we just not telling anybody.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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my mom owes her apartment. it is a coop.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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I meant to say owns. I have been trying to contact management now about the issue for 7 months now. I wanted to hold on to the apartment but dealing with management is a headache.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: NYC
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They would be thrilled to have you leave and indeed are probably trying to make you leave. I would fight them to repair the place if I were in your position.
Since your family has been living there for 30 years, I'm sure the rent is way below market rate. I concur the goal is for you to leave.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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Gotta love how a rental can be "handed to" kids...and grandkids...and on and on...for infinity. A total confiscation of private property. However if your family has been occupying this apt for 30 years, there is no doubt that the LL would be happy to let you exit the lease early. Just let them know and they will accomodate you I'm sure.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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If you want to leave, I'm sure they'd be perfectly happy if you just walked away from the apartment.
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