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A blog of tenant questions and TLP instructors’ answers.

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Am I Allowed To Have A Roommate?

A shorter version of this Article originally appeared in Bushwick Daily, where Michelle Itkowitz is the “Tenant’s Rights Advisor”. Hi, I’m Michelle Itkowitz, an instructor on the Tenant Learning Platform and Bushwick Daily’s Tenant’s Rights Advisor. This is the second article in a series that will bust some common myths contained in your apartment lease.

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Can I Run a Business From My Apartment?

A shorter version of this article originally appeared in Bushwick Daily, where TLP Instructor Michelle Itkowitz is the “Tenant’s Rights Adviser”. Hi, I’m Michelle Itkowitz, an instructor on the Tenant Learning Platform and Bushwick Daily’s Tenant’s Rights Adviser. This is the first article in a series that will bust some common myths contained in your apartment lease.

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When You Move In With Your Spouse to a Rent Stabilized Apartment

Tenant Question: My husband is living in a Rent Stabilized apartment. I am not living with him; we are married but have had our twists and turns. Things are better now, and he wants me to move in with him. I really don’t want my name on the lease. If I end up moving out

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The Difference Between a Roommate and a Subtenant

Tenant Question: I am the only person on my lease. I live in a 40-unit building. I want to take on a roommate for six months, for the fall school semester. The managing agent of my building insisted on meeting my roommate and having her fill out paperwork before he would issue her a key

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