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Steps Landlords Should Consider Taking to Protect Themselves from Harassment Claims

Landlord harassment occurs when a property manager or landlord creates a situation where a tenant feels so uncomfortable they want to terminate their lease agreement and move. This harassment is illegal. Unfortunately, some landlords have turned to this technique to get tenants to move out of rent-controlled units in New York City. This behavior is…

Protecting Your Business Against Commercial Lease Problems

It’s difficult to find commercial space in and around New York. Options are limited and rent prices can be high. If you found a place to establish your business, you surely understand how important it is to protect yourself with the best commercial lease. Commercial leases can be negotiable. This means that you can pursue…

Major Changes to the NY Rent Regulation Laws

Raising the Rent on Rent Stabilized Units In general, landlords are no longer able to raise the rent of a rent-stabilized rental unit by 20% when a unit becomes available to re-rent, and the landlord cannot raise rents by using rent increases to mitigate their capital building improvements either. These fees are capped at 2%…

Important Facts About New York Landlord and Tenant Laws

Landlord Security Deposit Rules There are new rules that apply to landlord-tenant security deposits. In 2019, landlord security deposits were capped at only one month’s rent. Additionally, the landlord is now required to return a security deposit within 14 days of the tenant having vacated the rental unit. If there are any deductions to the…

Five Things Landlords In New York Should Know About New Tenant Protection Law

The Act in Action In June of 2019, the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (also called the Act) was passed in the New York State legislature. There was an amendment to the Act, called the “Clean Up Bill” (Bill 6571-A) as well. The main sections of importance regarding the Act are as follows: Permanent…

Evicting a Commercial Tenant in New York

Eviction is the court-ordered removal of a tenant from a residential rental property by a landlord. A landlord must have a valid reason to evict said tenant. Tenants can be evicted for breach of contract, property damage, nonpayment of rent, or refusing to move once a lease has expired. Commercial tenants, however, don’t have as…

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…

A Guide to New York State Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law

Why You Need a New York Commercial Landlord-Tenant Attorney The New York State Commercial landlord-tenant laws were significantly impacted by the Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (also called the 2019 Rent Laws). These laws affect tenants who hold over at the end of a lease term, or who do not pay…