Is a oral/verbal agreement legally binding in New York?
Trying to help out a family member who needed a place to stay, I signed on for an apartment and let her have it. From the moment she moved in, I have had nothing to do with the apartment. It was agreed upon that she was fully responsible for all bills associated with this apt for the full two years of the lease. In the end, she would have to give it up. Now, I started looking for my own place since the lease was soon to be up. I get a print out of the payments and find that she has had eviction notices, 72hr vacate the premises notices, stipulations, has gone to court to fight evictions 5 times with in the year and a half she's been there and owed back rent numerous time crippling my credit. I called the management to terminate the lease prior to the end of it because who knows what other irreversible damage she could have further caused and they informed me that if I break the lease, there is still a responsibility to paying that rent until the unit is rented, that could be from when I submit the termination of lease letter to the duration of the lease. I'm in panic mode!! How can I sue her for the verbal agreement we had??