My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York
I signed a 1 year lease to rent a room in a house. At the time of signing, the landlord told me that I would be sharing the house with 4 other roommates. With 5 of us it is a bit unpleasant and feels crowded. Now the landlord is trying to rent out the attic to a 6th roommate. I feel that this is going to be too many people. If my roommates and I discuss this with the landlord and he proceeds with signing the 6th tenant, is there any way we would be able to break our lease agreement because of overcrowding of the house?
If he is going to pack as many people in the house as he can then we should be paying less per person for rent. Do we have a valid arguement if we asked him to lower our rent payments?