A 30 year old New York man named Michael Rotondo has been ordered by a judge to vacate his parents’ house. Rotondo has been living with his folks for the last eight years without paying rent. The parents also claim he refuses to get a job.

Here’s a report from Reuters, via CNBC:

Hit the road, son: Parents win court battle to evict 30-year-old

A New York state judge has backed a couple’s battle to kick their 30-year-old son out of their home because he has not contributed toward household expenses or helped with chores and they wanted him to get a job.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood on Tuesday ordered Michael Rotondo to leave his parents’ home in the town of Camillus, about 200 miles northwest of New York City, according to Anthony Adorante, an attorney for the parents, Mark and Christina Rotondo…

In court documents, Michael Rotondo referred to a “common law requirement of six-month notice to quit” before a tenant may be removed.

“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 where I was served these notices,” the younger Rotondo told local CBS television affiliate WSTM…

“After a discussion with your mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately,” the couple wrote in one of the letters. “You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return.”

In another note, the parents offered him $1,100 to help look for a job and an apartment and shared advice on how to manage on his own.

“There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one — you have to work!”

In an absolutely bizarre interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, Rotondo claims he has a job but won’t elaborate. He also talks about having a son who was removed from his custody. There are few details available about why he lost custody, but apparently, that was a tipping point for the parents. If you watch to the end, he claims that despite being a Millennial, he is very conservative.

Christopher Ingraham of the Washington Post says Rotondo’s situation is more common than you think:

30-something and still living at home? You’ve got lots (and lots) of company.

A 30-year-old Upstate New York man was ordered to leave his parents’ house by a state Supreme Court Justice on Tuesday after rebuffing several attempts by his parents to get him to move out.

The case of Michael Rotondo has made national and international news, and has already become a butt of late-night talk show jokes. It seems to have struck a chord as an extreme example of a phenomenon demographers have been tracking for years: growing rates of young adults, particularly young men, living in their parents’ homes even after graduation from high school and college.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2017, nearly one in five men ages 25 to 34 lived in their parents’ home. That’s a significantly higher share than the 12.5 percent of women that age living at home. Both numbers have increased dramatically in recent decades, roughly doubling since 1960.

I don’t know if this is a generational thing but speaking as a Gen Xer, my friends and I couldn’t wait to move out of our parents’ homes after college.

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