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Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law
Category: Landlord-Tenant
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I sublease a room man who do business in Brooklyn, NY, he

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I sublease a room for a man who do business in Brooklyn, NY, he signed a lease for a year by using a company name and promised me he will give his ID for me later. I listen to him because he came from the same country like me. He didn't give his ID to me since he moved in, I try to get from him but he kept delay.
He has one month security deposit with me and he stop paying the rent since July 2016, the lease also expire in this month, I try to call him and text him many times and he told me that he is not going to pay me and waiting for me to kick in out, I don't know what to do because I didn't have his name, please advise me what to do?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 months ago.

You need to find his name and his address and then send him a notice to pay rent or move out. Then if he does not respond, you would file eviction action against him for non-payment. In the alternative, you can wait till the expiration of the lease. Then if he does not come to remove the items from his room, you need to text him to come and remove his stuff or you would discard the items. This way you save Court filing fee. For more information on how to treat the Tenant's abandoned property, click here.

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