Parents of 30-Year-Old Michael Rotondo Force Him to Move Out After Years of Unemployment
A 30-year-old New York man was thrust into the national spotlight when his parents sought to evict him from their home after he refused to move out.
Michael Rotondo lived with his parents for the past eight years before his parents asked him to leave. According to reports, Michael was unemployed, had made no efforts towards employment, and refused to contribute to the household, either financially or through housework. The Rotondo’s asked Michael to leave several times and even offered to pay him $1,100 to help pay for a new apartment. After all of their requests and monetary offers were refused, the beleaguered parents hoped to force Michael from their home without the need for the courts but were forced to legally evict their son pursuant to New York’s landlord-tenant laws.
As if a 30-year old man refusing to leave his parents’ home wasn’t bad enough, Michael challenged his parents’ eviction action, claiming he was not provided adequate notice and as a family member, was entitled to six months’ notice to vacate. Fortunately for Mr. Rotondo’s, the Judge Donald Greenword rejected that as “outrageous” and ordered Michael’s eviction within a reasonable timeframe.
Since being told he must vacate his parents’ home, Mr. Rotondo received a number of offers for employment and financial assistance for the purchase of moving boxes and supplies.
Landlord-Tenant Laws and Family Laws in North Carolina
In North Carolina, landlord-tenant laws control the relationship between a landlord and tenant. In addition to setting out each party’s duties and rights, these laws also define when and how a tenant may be evicted from a property. In the context of North Carolina family law, landlord-tenant laws may impact what actions parties may take to remove an unwanted significant other from their home. For example, certain steps of an eviction process might need to be followed even when an unmarried homeowner asks their significant other to leave their home.
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