Rented a house thru section 8

My house is rented thru section 8. My tenant violated the contract by not paying water bills. Section 8 said they will stop her assitance, as a consequence of this, they will not pay her rent anymore. Can I take them to court? How can I proceed with this problem?

Asked on June 8, 2009 under Real Estate Law, New York

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT.  I would have to see the contract you have with Section 8 as it will control the answer to this question.  Is there a clause in the contract that addresses this?  If so i suggest you locate this and read what the terms are.  Section 8 is usually required to pay under the terms of the lease- if ths includes water, then you may have a claim.  I suggest showing the contract (i.e. lease) to your attorney to determine the viability of your claim.


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