Are there any grounds for him taking the lease or the landlord keeping us, non-family related, from pursuing lease renewal with no damages to the apt? 10 Answers as of January 24, 2013

The nephew of the landlord, myself and our other roommate signed the lease with no clause of any special favoring. He insists that the lease is his to take over, without any consolation with his uncle, once the time is up. We have lived in this rent, stabilized apartment for 3 years, without any damages to the property and have always paid our rent on time. Is there any possible favoring (legally) to family? I’m worried he might pursue some deal with our landlord (his uncle) behind our backs. Are there any nuances in terms of ownership or anything else between tenants if we all signed the lease?

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Ken Love Law | Kenneth Love
Unfortunately, there are no ownership rights for tenants. Once a lease is over, a landlord can tell a tenant to leave with proper notice. The reason why this is dons does not matter except that discrimination is not allowed.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 1/24/2013
Reade & Associates
Reade & Associates | R. Christopher Reade
In Nevada, the Landlord (as does the Tenant) has the right at the end of the Lease to not renew the Lease and to have the lease expire of its own accord. You are entitled to jointly enforce the lease during the term. However you cannot compel the Landlord to extend the lease beyond its terms.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 1/24/2013
Law Offices of Mark West
Law Offices of Mark West | Mark West
Generally speaking, a landlord can rent to whomever they choose. Once the lease lapses, as long as he gives proper notice, he can ask you to vacate the premises and if you don't evict you. It isn't a matter of family ties, it is a matter that the lease is over. You might check the rent subsidizing ordinances to see if there is any provision for continuing the lease, but I doubt the law can force someone to renew a lease to someone they simply don't want to.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/24/2013
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
The only issue might be that the landlord may not want to renew the lease. Does he have that power? If so, at the end of the lease, the tenants will have to leave.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 1/24/2013
Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
Everyone who signed the lease should have the same rights. Approach the uncle now to address the subject.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 1/24/2013
    Law Office of Peter Holzer | Peter Holzer
    Yes, you might have rights. You'll need to have a lawyer review the Rent Stabilization Act of your jurisdiction to see if the landlord has acted improperly.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/24/2013
    Law Offices of John F. Nicholson
    Law Offices of John F. Nicholson | John F. Nicholson
    Everyone that signed the lease is entitled to remain in possession even after the term of the lease expires because the property is subject to rent stabilization. There are circumstances that allow a landlord to evict tenants under rent stabilization but you have not suggested any of those reasons exist.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/24/2013
    Winnick Ruben Hoffnung Peabody & Mendel, LLC | Daniel N. Hoffnung
    Hence the lease is up, landlord can rent to whomever he/she pleases.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 1/24/2013
    Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP | Kathleen DeLacy
    The landlord has the right to terminate the lease but he has to give you 60 days notice before the end of the lease term.
    Answer Applies to: Delaware
    Replied: 1/24/2013
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