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Evictions and Warrants of Eviction in New York State

Terminating a Tenancy New York State laws determine when a landlord has the right to terminate a tenancy for a renter. Landlords should be aware that housing courts are more sensitive to the welfare of an evicted tenant, and how an eviction could affect the health or life of a tenant. For example, they may…

When Can Landlords Enter a Tenant’s Home in New York?

It’s not always easy to be a renter in New York. This is because landlords are skeptical about what is going on in their units. While their concern is understandable, it doesn’t give them the right to invade their tenant’s privacy and frequently enter their homes. Many landlord-tenant disputes occur because they have different opinions…

What Is a Yellowstone Injunction in NYC?

In New York City, there is a ruling called the Yellowstone injunction, whereby a New York Supreme Court action is brought by a tenant when a landlord tries to end a lease for an alleged tenant default. A tenant default is when the landlord believes that the tenant has acted against or outside the contract…

What Is a 30-Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy?

To evict a tenant, the tenant must receive a written notice before any holdover case can be implemented. If you have to give you tenant a notice, you must give them the right one for it to be legal. A commercial real estate and landlord-tenant lawyer can help you draft the proper written legal document…

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…