My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: NY
My daughter is on a lease with two roommates, all college kids. All three are on lease jointly and severally. There is 6 months remaining on lease and in the past month, the entire situation with her roommates has fallen apart. My daughter has pretty much moved back home since all this happened because she is afraid .....
Roommate #1 was arrested and charged on a serious crime and had to drop out of school and move home while she awaits the court proceedings.that happened about a month ago. She is still on lease, landlord would not let her off. During the past month Roommate #2 has been involved with a guy who has been abusive to her and stays at the apartment. One night when daughter had stayed at apartment, she was woken up by the guy screaming at, and pushing Roommate#2 into a mirror. after a very heated argument , my daughter was so scared she ran outside called police. Roommate #2 did not admit to police that BF pushed her. It sounds like she either is afraid of him or doesnt want to break up. They apparently drink and smoke pot together at apartment and he stays there all the time. when police came, they just evicted the the guy from house. Roommate #2 is still with this jerk and she is now is mad at my daughter for calling police and refuses to speak to her anymore. A terrible situation
My daughter is afraid to go back and does not want live there anymore. And to top it off , there is also an upstairs tenant that also smokes pot. I walked into the shared hall, and the smell is horrible.
We plan on contacting landlord this week, and see if he will let her off lease but I doubt he will.
Any suggestions on what we can or should do? We dont feel safe letting my daughter live there anymore.