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My significant other passed and I now currently have an

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my significant other passed and I now currently have an agreement to move on 6/30/16. Can I cancel agreement and still fight for apt?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Were you on the lease of the apartment with him?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Traditional male female relationship, no I was not on lease
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your reply.
If you were not on the lease, then legally you have no rights to claim over the property, so you really do not have a legal basis to fight for the apartment I am afraid. Legally, if you were not on the lease under NY law, the landlord would not have to allow you to remain or inherit any rights to the apartment I am sorry to say. Also, once you signed the agreement, even if you may have had some rights, the courts hold that once someone makes an agreement and signs a written agreement, they are bound to that agreement and they cannot just repudiate the agreement because of second thoughts .

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