My father who is the nicest person in the world (too nice) allowed his ex-girlfriends daughter to stay with him and to date she has been living their for 15 years. The apartment is rent stabilized. His landlord is willing to pay him to move and I'm am ready to have him stay with me because my father is old now and needs medical attention. I've secured a Power of Attorney. Here's my problem, the landlord will not give any compensation unless he is sure that the girl that's staying with him leaves as well. My plan was present to present documentation to her in the hopes that she agreeds to leave by a certain date, but if she presents a problem and then the landlord would have to start eviction proceedings. I'm concerned if this happens then would this effect my credit. I say this because the landlords lawyer wants a copy of the Power of Attorney. I am stressed because at this point my father really needs to stay with me either way.
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This wouldn't affect your credit, you're not responsible for the rent payments. In addition, even if your father moved out and the woman didn't that's not your problem. You might not get the money but if there's no lease then he's free to move anytime. The landlord's attorney only needs a copy of the POA in the event he's writing a check and your dad is unable to endorse it. Otherwise, there's no reason to give him one.
I'd tell her your father is leaving the apartment and she'll be evicted and then offer her part of the buyout ,
Hopefully, if she has a brain she'll take the money and run.
Depending upon the size of the buyout, it may not be in her best interests to leave.
It sounds like she could show that she has been a resident there for more than 30 days, in which case she would have to be evicted thru Housing Court.
The process could take months. At the end of the adventure, the court may decide that she does not owe any "back rent", and (as a result of not being on the lease) her credit score might not be affected.
Her main risk may be that she ends up on a "Don't Rent To" database that landlords access.Come to Happy Hour on December 18th!
The change on Nostrand will make the one on Franklin look minor