Manhattan developer is accused of ‘squatting’ in Hamptons seaside home and skipping $three,000 month-to-month lease because of Cuomo’s eviction ban
- Marco Ricotta, 76, is accused of squatting in Westhampton Seashore home
- House owner says he has not paid the $three,000 month-to-month lease since April
- New York presently has a ban on evictions as a result of pandemic disaster
- Ricotta reportedly cited Governor Cuomo’s order in refusing to go away
A Manhattan actual property developer has been accused of ‘squatting’ in a Hamptons summer season residence and refusing to pay the lease resulting from a ban on evictions within the coronavirus pandemic.
Marco Ricotta, 76, has refused to go away the Westhampton Seashore home for months, telling one native official, ‘I haven’t got to go away as a result of the governor stated so,’ in accordance with the New York Post.
House owner Elyse Zaccaro, 53, stated that Ricotta and his dealer girlfriend Jodine Russo stopped paying the house’s $three,000 month-to-month lease in April and have refused to go away the house.
Zaccaro and her husband Tommy del Zoppo, 55, bought the four-bedroom residence for $950,000 in August 2007, data present.
Marco Ricotta, 76, and his dealer girlfriend Jodine Russo stopped paying the Westhampton residence’s $three,000 month-to-month lease in April and have refused to go away, the home-owner says
Ricotta, who as soon as briefly owned the Tunnel nightclub in Manhattan, couldn’t instantly be reached for remark by DailyMail.com.
House owner Elyse Zaccaro stated Ricotta has refused to pay lease since April
Zaccaro says that his lease ended on Might three, and that she had deliberate to spend the summer season within the Westhampton Seashore residence together with her growing old in-laws and her teenage son.
‘We have by no means rented earlier than and God is aware of, I will by no means lease it once more,’ she informed the Publish.
‘The eviction moratorium may be very properly supposed for these in want, but it surely’s being misapplied with no due recourse,’ she added.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo imposed the eviction moratorium within the early days of the pandemic, and it has since been prolonged till at the least October 1.
Zaccaro stated that the moratorium was supposed to guard the susceptible and those that misplaced revenue within the pandemic — classes she says don’t apply to Ricotta.
‘He is by no means claimed COVID influence. He isn’t sick and he is by no means claimed monetary hardship — so why is he nonetheless in the home?’ Zaccaro stated of Ricotta.
Zaccaro and her husband Tommy del Zoppo, 55, bought the four-bedroom residence (above) for $950,000 in August 2007, data present
It’s not the primary time that renters have been accused of profiting from the eviction ban improperly to keep away from paying lease.
Earlier this month, a decide declared New York Metropolis girl should proceed to stay with a ‘serial grifter’ though she’s allegedly been squatting in her residence for months – with out paying lease.
Heidi Russell, who lives in Manhattan’s West Village, informed the New York Publish metropolis decide ordered her to maintain residing with Kate Gladstone, 44, who was presupposed to be a short-term renter.
Russell stated that she had supplied to let Gladstone – who she had rented to up to now – use the spare bed room in her 650-square-foot residence for $2,000 a month in June 2019.
However, Russell stated that she out of the blue wanted the room again for her mom, who was resulting from have surgical procedure, so she requested Gladstone to vacate the premises by June 30, 2019.
Gladstone ‘flew off the deal with, yelling, ‘No, no, unimaginable, you are going to wreck my life. … I am not leaving,” Russell informed the newspaper.