My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York
Hi all, thanks for looking.
Here are the facts to my situation:
In July 2011 my now wife moved out of an apartment she was sharing with someone to move in with me.
The person she was living with was the original renter of the unit (lease signed in April 2011), my wife signed onto the lease later (May 2011).
No paper work was done at the time she moved out and the person she was sharing the unit with did not make any request for her to continue to pay rent.
I received notice yesterday that her ex-room mate, not the landlord, is suing her for rent until April 2012 when the lease ended.
Here are the "extras" in my situation
My wife was romantically involved with her room-mate at the time she moved in with me.
The ex-room mate has since moved back in with his wife.
My suspicion is that the ex-room mates wife is the driving force behind this legal action.
My question is basically this:
if after she moved out and the original tenant (room-mate) resumed paying the full portion of the rent, does he now, a year later, have any legal right to try and get money from her? I could understand that if the landlord was suing her there would definitely be legal obligation because the lease was signed. But since it is her ex-room mate trying to recoup some money that he has already paid I am not as certain on this situation.
Any input is appreciated,