‘ No Freeloading for you son!’ Judge sides with parents trying to evict their unemployed millennial 30-year-old son from their family home after he refused to pay rent or do chores
Judge sides with parents trying to evict their unemployed 30-year-old son from their family home after he refused to pay rent or do chores
New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo, 30, to move out of his parents’ Camillus home on Tuesday
Christina and Mark Rotondo have been trying to evict their only son for months
They wrote him five written notices, when he failed to pay rent or contribute in the household, but he refused to move
Michael claimed his parents had not given him enough time to move out, despite their multiple notices and offers of money to help him get a new place
He is unemployed and is locked in a legal battle with Best Buy who he says fired him for not being able to work Saturdays
New York court Tuesday ordered 30-year-old Michael Rotondo, [photo outside courthouse], to move out of his parents home
Mark and Christina Rotondo of Camillus, New York have been trying to evict their unemployed only son Michael for months because he refuses to pay rent or contribute in any way around the house.
At a Tuesday ejectment hearing, which lasted about 30 minutes, New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood sided with Mark and Christina Rotondo.
Judge Greenwood ordered 30-year-old Michael Rotondo to move out of his parents’ home.
The couple resorted to the a legal remedy to resolve conflicts in their non-formalized landlord and tenant impasse with their 30-year-old, unemployed son, which has lasted eight years.
Michael in response told the judge that it was ‘outrageous’ to evict him.
After losing at the eviction hearing, an obviously angry Michael dtormed out of court refusing to speak to his parents and saying he didn’t think the judge read the case fully, according to CNY Central.
The deadbeat also stated his intention to appeal the decision: ‘I am just so outraged,’ he said after the decision Tuesday, adding that he has been taunted by conservative groups for being a ‘liberal millennial’.
He went out of his way to highlight the fact that his parents do not provide food or do his laundry for him.
Michael Rotondo [left], squared off against his parents, Christina and Mark Rotondo, [right], who told the court they had been trying to evict him from their house for months
The judge tried to convince Michael to come to an agreement with his parents on his own, but when he refused, he ordered him out of the house.
He also ordered adult protective services to investigate.
Greenwood asked the couple to come up with an eviction order that he would sign. It was not decided in court on Tuesday how long Michael would be given to move out.
But since he plans to appeal, he’ll likely be able to stay in the home until the appeal is decided anyway. The couple’s lawyer said he;d like to get an eviction notice that would be enforceable by the sheriff.
The Rotondos say their son Michael, has been living with them for the past eight years, without paying rent or contributing in any way at their home [photo]
His parents four-bedroom home which is worth an estimated $218,000, is owned by his mother, who bought it 30 years ago.
Over the past three months, the Rotondos have given their son five written notices to move out, but he has ignored their orders.
They initially tried to get him evicted, but learned that since he is a family member, he
would have to be removed from their home through an ejectment proceeding.
In a response to his parents’ court filings, Michael who is acting as his own attorney lawyer, says his parents have not given him a reason why he is being kicked out, or enough time to find a new place.
The Rotondos have written five letters signalling their intentions to their son over the past three months. The letters explicitly state that t he must leave the home
Armed with legal advice, Christina and Mark Rotondo commence an ejectment proceeding
Desperation: In a follow up letter, written on February 18, the couple offered some advice to their son to help him find a new place of residence
Final ultimatum: On March 5, the couple deliver an 11-day final notice with a threat that they would ‘take any appropriate actions necessary to make sure you leave the house as demanded’
Unwelcome: The most recent letter demanded that Michael remove his car, from the property
Michael Rotondo claims in his response that in the eight years he has lived with his parents, he ‘has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement’.
He also cited a court precedent which says that he needs six months notice to be kicked out through an ejectment action.
In a redacted filing, Michael also said he runs his own ‘successful’ business, calling it ‘the overwhelmingly superior choice for the economic well being over the working of a full-time job’.
The Rotondos first asked their son to leave in a letter written on February 2
His father wrote that ‘after a discussion with your Mother, we have decided that you must leave this house immediately’. They gave him 14 days to vacate, saying he ‘will not be allowed to return’.
Free loader: Smirking Michael [photo, sitting inside court], on Tuesday. He claims to run his own business but his parents say he is unemployed
A clearly dissatisfied Michael Rondo left court in a huff on Tuesday, vowing to appeal the judge’s decision
When he had not moved out two weeks later, his parents followed up with another letter, telling him he had been ‘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,’ they wrote.
They then gave up another 30 days to leave.
The couple wrote a third letter five days later, offering Michael $1,100 to find a new place to stay and some advice on how to sell off his unused property and putting the proceeds towards getting a new apartment, including selling ‘any weapons you may have’ for rent money.
Leave a Reply