Tenant Law Podcast

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You may have rights to an apartment you live in even if you are not the tenant and the lease is not in your name; And what is the difference between a licensee and a squatter?

Jul 17, 2023

In Episode 12 we discuss the many situations where a person living in an apartment is not the tenant and the lease is not in that occupant’s name, but nevertheless, the person has rights and is entitled to a very specific notice before an owner may start eviction proceedings. We look at a case that was dismissed when the owner described the occupant as a “squatter”, when he was a “licensee”.

The facts of your situation give rise to your legal interest in the apartment. Your legal interest in the apartment gives rise to the type of notice you are entitled to. The purpose of the notice is so you can understand your rights and figure out your defenses. Lawsuits are not supposed to be surprises!

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