I'm a tenant in a commercial space in NYC that is sublet friendly (lots of artists, musicians, etc.) My landlord told me subletting was okay when I first looked at the space I rented and I ended up subletting part of my space to someone who is now behind on rent and I want to evict (or at least go thru the process to get them to pay). I have a signed sublet agreement with my subtenant that states he must pay rent on time.
But in looking thru my lease (with my landlord), it states that written permission is required for subletting, which I did not get. I am fine with emailing my landlord now and asking them to confirm that I can sublet and explain I have someone in the space now. I'm 99% sure he will confirm it's okay. However, I am concerned the courts will not accept my attempts to evict for non payment of rent since I didn't get the written permission in advance. Will this be a problem? And if so, how can I remedy?