Evict Tenant Who Doesn't Get Renewal Lease Signed by Guarantor

Suppose you sign an initial lease with a rent-stabilized tenant and require the tenant to get a guarantor to guarantee payment of the rent. At renewal time, the tenant returns the renewal lease without the guarantor’s signature. According to the DHCR and a housing court case, you are not required to sign the renewal lease and risk having to deal with a tenant who can’t afford to pay the rent.

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