A 30-year-old man have refused to move out of his parents home even after they left him five notices and an offer of cash to help find him a new place.
The New York family drama eventually rolled into the court system, where a judge on Tuesday ruled in the parents’ favor and ordered Michael Rotondo to leave after having a room for eight years. But Rotondo contends he is owed a six-month notice.
So, Christina and Mark Rotondo filed a petition on May 7 in the state’s court to order their son to be removed. In court documents, the parents complained of Michael not contributing to the family’s living expenses or helping with household chores.
Michael filed his own court papers, stating their effort to get him out after eight years is “retaliatory.” The 30-year-old said he was never expected to contribute financially or assist with chores. He also claimed the five notes he received from his parents did not provide enough time for him to leave.
One of the notices they served him reads :
“After a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately. You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision.”
Five days later, in another note, the parents offered some advice and gifted Michael $1,100 to help him find a new place to live…So far we have seen no indication that you are preparing to leave.” It adds, “Be aware that we will take any appropriate actions necessary to make sure you leave the house as demanded.”
After the court Rotondo told reporters that he finds the ruling “ridiculous.” “It seems to me like I should be provided with, you know, 30 days or so, because generally, you get 30 days after you’re found, you know.’