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Does new york property law allow one tenant to raise or ask

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does new york property law allow one tenant to raise or ask for more rent to another tenant ?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  legalgems replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  legalgems replied 4 months ago.

Both tenants are bound by the terms of the lease; only the landlord can raise the rent, but they cannot do so in the middle of the lease.

If a tenant is not on the lease and there is no written agreement, it is presumed to be a monthly lease and so the terms of that can be changed with 30 days notice.


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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
by law one tenant can NOT ask another tenant to pay more rent for their connivance
Expert:  legalgems replied 4 months ago.

Not in the middle of the lease, no. One party cannot unilaterally change the terms of the lease as that defeats the very reason for its existence.

Expert:  legalgems replied 4 months ago.

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