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What are my rights as a subletting tenant?

What are my rights as a subletting tenant?

You can sublet part of your home with your landlord’s written permission. If you sublet part of your home without permission, you are in breach of your tenancy agreement. Your landlord can’t unreasonably withhold their consent to a request to sublet part of your home.

Can a landlord overcharge for rent?

If you think you’re being overcharged, you can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to have your rent reviewed. If the Tribunal finds that your rent is substantially higher than the rents of similar properties in similar areas, it can order the landlord to drop your rent to market prices.

Is it subletting if they don’t pay rent?

If a family member or friend is staying with you on a temporary basis and they do not pay rent, this is not considered subletting either – merely having guests.

Can landlords charge what they want?

Landlords or their agents are no longer allowed to charge tenants for anything except: the rent, the tenancy deposit and a holding deposit (more on these below). This means you are no longer allowed to ask tenants to cover the cost of their own referencing.

Can a prime tenant charge more for subletting an apartment?

The prime tenant may pass this sublet allowance along to the subtenant. If the prime tenant sublets the apartment fully furnished, the prime tenant may charge an additional rent increase for the use of the furniture. This increase may not exceed ten percent of the lawful rent. The prime tenant may not demand “key money” or overcharge the subtenant.

What to do if prime tenant overcharges you?

If the prime tenant overcharges, you may file a “Tenant’s Complaint of Rent and/or Other Specific Overcharges in a Rent Stabilized Apartment” (Form RA-89). If HCR finds that the prime tenant has deliberately overcharged you, then they may be required to refund to you three times the overcharge.

Can a prime tenant demand key money from a subtenant?

If your apartment is rent stabilized, you can contact NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state agency which administers the rent laws. According to the rent stabilization laws, the prime tenant may not demand “key money” or overcharge the subtenant.

Can a prime tenant demand an increase in rent?

If the prime tenant sublets the apartment fully furnished, the prime tenant may charge an additional rent increase for the use of the furniture. This increase may not exceed ten percent of the lawful rent. The prime tenant may not demand “key money” or overcharge the subtenant.

The prime tenant may pass this sublet allowance along to the subtenant. If the prime tenant sublets the apartment fully furnished, the prime tenant may charge an additional rent increase for the use of the furniture. This increase may not exceed ten percent of the lawful rent. The prime tenant may not demand “key money” or overcharge the subtenant.

If the prime tenant overcharges, you may file a “Tenant’s Complaint of Rent and/or Other Specific Overcharges in a Rent Stabilized Apartment” (Form RA-89). If HCR finds that the prime tenant has deliberately overcharged you, then they may be required to refund to you three times the overcharge.

If your apartment is rent stabilized, you can contact NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state agency which administers the rent laws. According to the rent stabilization laws, the prime tenant may not demand “key money” or overcharge the subtenant.

If the prime tenant sublets the apartment fully furnished, the prime tenant may charge an additional rent increase for the use of the furniture. This increase may not exceed ten percent of the lawful rent. The prime tenant may not demand “key money” or overcharge the subtenant.