A 30-year-old man is going to have to make it on his own after being evicted from his parents’ New York home in court.
Camillus resident Michael Rotondo was taken to court this week, where State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ruled that he would have to move out of his parents’ home following a combative half-hour court appearance after his parents gave him multiple opportunities to pursue other living options.
According to multiple reports, Rotondo’s parents began leaving him notes to move out of the family home beginning in February, following discussions of the subject beginning late last year. Rotondo also allegedly was offered cash in an effort to help him find a new residence. This week, after he ignored their requests, he was taken to court, where the judge ruled he must leave the house.
Ultimately, Rotondo was given a 30-day deadline by his parents, which lapsed on March 15, leading to the court proceedings. His parents went on to disconnect his cell phone and refused him food.
According to CBS Philadelphia, one letter from Feb. 13 reads: “You are hereby evicted. You have heretofore been our guest and there is no lease or agreement that gives you any right to stay here without our consent.” It adds, “On the advice of our lawyer, we have decided to grant you up to thirty (30) days from the date shown above to remove your possessions and vacate the premises.”
In a legal filing cited by CNYCentral, Rotondo stated that in the eight years, he has lived at his parents' home, he has “never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises," and that those conditions are part of an informal agreement. He sought a six-month “grace period” in court before being ordered to move out.
Following the judge’s ruling, Rotondo vowed that he will appeal.
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