Users' questions

Do you have the right to leave your apartment at any time?

Do you have the right to leave your apartment at any time?

Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. End of dialog window. 1. You legally have the right to ask the landlord, repairman or anyone else to leave your apartment at any time (Castle Doctrine). 2.

How long do landlords have to get rid of pests?

Your landlord is legally required to get rid of those gruesome pests within 30 days, and must cover the cost of extermination. 10. You can bad-mouth your apartment and landlord to your mom, the police, the media—anyone! As long as you’re honest, of course.

Do you have a landlord in New York?

Unless you’re the sole proprietor of any living space in New York, then you have a landlord (a.k.a. that dude or dudette who receives the bulk earnings of your paycheck every month). Yeah, in some cases, renting an apartment in New York is no picnic.

How long does a landlord have to give notice to a tenant?

The landlord must give adequate notice (at least 48 hours) before entering a tenant’s property, and may only do so without notice if there’s an emergency. 3. You can check the 311 website to see how many complaints were issued (and what they were about) for your address.

Can a landlord move someone in without permission?

Empathy should never go out the window, however, as a landlord you should know that it’s in your best interest to have every adult living in your rental property on the lease. If your tenant moved someone in without your permission, you need to address the situation.

When is a landlord allowed to enter my apartment?

In some states, you must receive the tenant’s approval to provide notices electronically, whether that’s through email or text message, so be sure you verify. In many jurisdictions, landlords are only able to enter a renter’s unit during regular business hours on weekdays—typically between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Can a landlord remove a tenant from a rental property?

Eviction is the process by which a landlord may legally remove a tenant from a rental property.

What can I do if my landlord enters my apartment without my notice?

The occupant may, however, request to change the date or put in a clause in the lease to limit the number of times the landlord can enter the unit. A tenant who feels that their landlord violated the rules by entering their premises in a non-emergency without giving notice does have a few options.