They took him to court because even after notifying their son five times and offering him cash, he still refused to leave.
On Tuesday, a New York judge ruled in favor of the parents, Christina and Mark Rotondo, and ordered the 30-year-old man to leave. However, he isn’t going down without a fight.
Rotondo told WSTM News, “I just wanted a reasonable amount of time to vacate, with consideration to the fact that I was not really prepared to support myself at the time of the notices.”
The notices Rotondo is referring to are the five separate notices he’s received over the last several months, informing him that his parents want him out. The first notice arrived oAfter a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately,” the notice reads. “You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision.”
But when Rotondo didn’t leave, Christina and Mark sought legal counsel who advised them to serve yet another notice. The second notice arrived 11 days after the first, on Feb. 13, and extended the timeframe.
After five days, they even offered him a cash incentive, gifting him $1,100 to help him find a place to live. They had even given him some tips on how to go about moving out.