My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York (NYC)
I signed a sublease last Sept 1 with one of my housemates. He is the one on the actual lease with the management company, and I pay him. The apartment is occupied by him, another guy and me (much younger girl) and I've reached the point where I'm really not happy or comfortable with the living situation. Frankly, I try not to spend any time there, because they're always cooking loads of meat which makes the place smell or watching TV loudly when I'm trying to study in my room (TV is right next to my door).
I am considering telling my roommate that I am looking to move out (a months notice) and am trying also to find someone to take my place. What are the possible legal repercussions that could come of this? He has a 1000$ deposit which I am almost positive he will try and keep. Is there any way to prevent this from happening?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.