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I have been renting a house in queens NY for 5 years and always made my payments. I lost my job and for the past 3 months told the landlord that I will give him $1000 a month out of the $1500 monthly rent until I get a job and he agreed. It has been 3 months now and 2 days ago he told me to vacate the house in a month. I told him that a month was not enough time to find a another place and he told me that he did not care. I live with my wife and 5 year old son in the house and I do not know what to do. Is that legal what he did? Is there any law preventing him from doing that? This was a very short notice. It is cold in NY now and I cannot put my family out without finding a new place.

By the way, i just got a new job



I need an answer please.
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From the sound of it, it looks like he found someone that could pay the entire rent. Is it legal? Yes, unless you have something in writing from the both of you stating the rental amount change. Right now all you have is you not making your full rental payment and him not getting enough money so he can kick you out seeing how it is not owned by you.

What you could do is tell him that you will make up the missing rent payments by giving more money a month and hope he agrees with it. This time get it in writing and also do not trust anything that he says. Unless you really love this place I would not stay there for any longer than you have to.
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Technically, he does not have to give you 30 days - he could have served you with a 3 day "pay or quit" notice under which you would have 3 days to pay all the back rent. At that point, he could start the eviction process which would probably be finished in 15 - 20 days.
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A month is plenty of notice, what does your lease say? You aren't making the payments, what right do you have to stay?
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You are required to pay the full amount. You stopped paying the full amount for three months. The landlord got tired of being shorted and asked you to leave.

You can go back to the landlord with a payment schedule for money owed and see if they will let you stay. But the fact of the matter is that, through no fault of your own, you didn't live up to the terms of your lease.

Regardless most leases have 30 day termination clauses. So even if you stopped paying rent there is a 30 day window you can use to find a new place.

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A rental only guarantees you a place to live as long as the rent is paid in full and on time.

It is legal for your landlord to give you a 30 day notice to move.

What can you do? Offer to catch up on your rent. It has been three months. You owe him $1,500.

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You should have had him agree to your short rental payments on paper. You have to understand he also has bills to pay...by you shorting him on the rent you have affected his income just as yours was affected by losing your job. You are concerned he is breaking the law with only a months notice to move but if he wants to follow the law to the letter he can just evict you with a lot less notice than that. Im sorry for your troubles but 30 days is a normal amount of notice to give anyway.
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You are behind in your rent and it s not the LL's problem. He is running a business & needs your rent in full & on time each month so that he can pay his bills.

Unfortunately for the LL, he has to follow NY's laws when it comes to actually evicting you. That process starts with a Pay or Quit notice. If he has given you a 30 Day Notice to Vacate, you need to comply & get out by the end of the notice period as that is *not* an eviction and will not hurt your "rental record." The last thing you want is an eviction on your public record because that never goes away & LL's will be able to find that information easily.

It does not matter if you do not have the funds to move or if it is in the middle of winter or that you have children. Those are your problems, not your LL's.
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