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We are away on vacation and will be back this Sunday.
Tenants are on the third floor. Roof did not give us any problems so far and we own this house since 2004.
Leak is in the room that have a skylight but leak is in the middle of the room 3-4 feet from the skylight edge.

Ceiling is a sheetrock, not plaster. There is a crawl space about 3 feet above, that was insulated 1 year ago by professional insulator recommended from this site.
Water is dripping since 6am today. Obviously the source is melted snow. I assume it is dangerous to go up to the roof because it is slippery.
And ceiling has almost no chance of collapsing because it is not plaster.
But from the other side – it is not fun to have water dripping, and it is close to the light fixture.

If it would be plumbing or electrical problem we would just call out plumber or electrician even if we are not in Brooklyn.

But what we could do in this situation:
1. Right now? (to make out tenants comfortable.
2. Whom to call when we will come back? roofer? If snow is piling high on the roof what can be done?

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Our tenants on the top floor have their lease ending soon, and they want to renew the lease on a month to month basis. I have no problem with a month-to-month arrangement as long as they can give us 3 months advance notice when they want to leave. That way we have ample time to find new tenants. I’m wondering how would I word a binding lease renewal agreement encompassing that? any thoughts? Does anyone have any examples of a month-to-month agreement?

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Are there any legal ways to remove tenants immediately without having to go through the eviction process? For example if they are committing crime, the police come and arrest them for murder, being a drug dealer, threatening to kill me, terrorizing,etc? (I’m being a bit silly maybe but just wondering if anything can speed along the process of getting rid of a tenant)

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I have one tenant who is not on a lease (he declined to sign a lease when i asked him to). I would like him to vacate so I can rent his apartment out to friends in need. Any way to do this quickly without going to court?

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Hey all,

I own a studio in the Willoughby Walk co-ops across the street from Pratt. Assuming I can get Board approval, does anyone have advice on what would be a fair rental price to set?

Thanks!

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Prospective tenants have submitted an application for the 1 bedroom rental in my 2 family house where I live – which is clean and vermin free. I found out through the bed bug registry that the entire building where they currently rent has bed bugs. They are breaking their lease they told me because of a roof leak and ceiling damage but I’m guessing it’s because of bb.

They seem pleasant and otherwise I’d like to rent to them but what assurance can I get and what can I require to ensure that they are not bringing bb with them. They can’t afford additional security but it’s not really the expense it’s the headache and quality of life issue for me.

Any thoughts?

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We are 4 days away from our closing date, and found out that the seller has done nothing to get their tenant out of the home. We dont know why, but the seller’s agent told us that we should evict the tenants. Obviously the eviction is the seller’s responsibility and we will not close until the home is vacant, as noted in our contract. Can someone help us on what we should mentally prepare for?

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We bought a 2 family with a month to month non-stabilized tenant. Her rent is extremely low and we wanted to raise it to help pay our mortgage (which btw is a lot higher than the previous landlord’s). From talking to people in the neighborhood, we could get at least 400 more a month. How can I raise it without being a jerk. 150 more for six months then another 150 more after that? Before you judge, she has a good job and is not some poor old lady on a fixed income.

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Hello — I am closing soon on a 3-family house in the s. slope where I have lived for some time. Although we have been inching towards closing for several months (it is a short sale), the owner just wrote up a year lease for one of the other tenants, claiming that he ‘had to’ after the tenant demanded one (after not having had a lease for years). The tenant probably figured that the closing was imminent, and possibly the current owner was doing him a favor since I have made it clear that I don’t want the tenant there. In any case, am I now stuck with this tenant for another year? The apt is not RS/RC. Also, the tenant is not currently paying market rent. Thanks for your help!

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So I have a tenant, the tenant has been living here for more then ten years. About a week ago, the tenant informed us that they were going to bring in a girlfriend. Legally she is allowed to bring in the girlfriend. The tenant is paying way under market value for the apartment. I approached the tenant about including the girlfriend on the lease. The tenant is not willing to include the girlfriend on the lease. Personally as the landlord, I do not believe it is fair. That another person is allowed to move into the apartment without any rent increase. There will be an increase in cost to me. How do u folks feel about it.