If my roommate is in a psych ward for a suicide attempt and violence towards others, can I renew the lease without her?

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If my roommate is in a psych ward for a suicide attempt and violence towards others, can I renew the lease without her?

My roommate both of us are on the lease has tried committing suicide several times. She  cuts herself, has attacked her boyfriend and has been in 2 psych wards over the past 2months. She is in one now and our lease ends at the end of the month. I want to renew but without her. She may fight me for this and I want to know my rights in NYC for this situation. She was released from one psych ward and 40 minutes later attacked her therapist and was hauled off in hand-cuffs to Bellevue.

Asked on February 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the lease that you and your roommate who has had difficulties of late is up soon, you can renew the lease on your own behalf at this time. If you renew the lease to ensure a place to live, you can have your roommate added as an additional signatory after she is in better shape if you wish to.


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