Avoiding Tenant Disputes as a Landlord

Renting out your property is a great way to earn cash. However, if a tenant-landlord relationship takes the wrong turn, it can lead to delayed rent payments and a lengthy and costly legal process. To prevent this, it’s essential that you maintain your end of the lease agreement. This includes proper maintenance of the property and never entering your tenant’s unit without their permission (for unreasonable situations). The only time you can enter an apartment is to show it (with 24 hours’ notice) and in the case of an emergency.

If your tenant is withholding rent because they feel that you, the landlord, are not fulfilling your responsibilities, you need to hire a landlord-tenant attorney who understands all tenant and landlord laws in New York. As a landlord, you have the right to deduct the costs and expenses of unpaid rent and/or repaired items due to damage from their initial security deposit.

Ultimately, there are laws that govern landlord-tenant relationships that require you, the landlord, to repair what is needed in a premise. However, it is the tenant’s responsibility to allow you to make said repairs. No matter the cause of the landlord-tenant dispute, both parties should solve their issues legally with the help of a landlord-tenant lawyer representing them.

Call to Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Landlord-Tenant Issues in New York Today

If you are a landlord and are experiencing a dispute with a tenant, or if you’re a tenant and have issues with a landlord, hire an experienced landlord-tenant lawyer in New York to represent you. The law office of Michael Mantell is located in Midtown Manhattan and serves clients throughout New York City and Southern New York, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. To schedule a consultation with an experienced landlord-tenant attorney, call our law office at (212) 750-3896 today.