My husband and daughter left my apt owing 5 mos back rent. Daughter forced me out by making feel unsafe inside my own home and she took control over apartment and my husband all so her to gain control over our rent-stabilized unit; but, she since learned she couldn’t get the unit into her name she just stopped paying any rent form then for last five months and moved out; she had taken out order of protections on me in her and my husband’s name to keep me out this is why I hadn’t returned to my home before this…; prior to leaving my daughter has had the landlord’s super to charge the locks on the door to keep me from getting back inside; I’m now having a hard time from landlord to get back into my apt. for she never turned back in any keys. My name is on the lease, however the landlord says he will not break the lock for me to get in. This is keeping me in a state of homeless; I’m a disable senior citizen unknowing of just what my rights in this case? Can you tell me who is responsible to help me get back into my home?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If your name is on the lease you are the rightful tenant. You will need a court order, if your LL refuses to let you enter. Retain counsel.