Real Estate Law (esp. Landlord-Tenant)/Coop


I have a general quesiton. I rented a one bedroom in the coop, where a board management approval is required. I did not have enough income qualificaiton so I signed the lease with the owner/shareholder without going through the management. I already live there a few months. What would be the consequences in the event the management company finds out? Do they have the right to kick me out without permission of the court? If not, what other actions can the management take?  Thank you very  much for your help.

Hi Alex,

You should have gotten the approval of management if that was a requirement. Now that you are living at the property, the management would likely have to go through the court process to remove you. The first thing they might do is serve you with a termination notice. They might get a judgment against you for possession, rent, attorney fees and costs.

Thanks for your question!

David Piotrowski
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