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Category Archives: Landlord Tenant Law

Landlord Tenant Law – Inherited Problem Tenants

Inherited Problem Tenants in Queens Clients who purchase apartment buildings in New York, very often are unfamiliar or unaware and unprepared for the complexities involved in removing tenants who are problematic. There is a whole body of law that applies to buildings that have six or more units and in New York they are called … Read More

Landlord Tenant Law – Tenant Damage

Tenant Damage in Queens Very often clients will come to me when they are experiencing problems with their tenants who either are not paying the rent, or they are causing damage to the property, or both and they want to know how they can I recover for my damages to the property. It is a … Read More

Landlord Tenant Law – Buying A House With Existing Tenants

Buying A House With Existing Tenants in New York Very often I’m consulted by clients who are interested in buying a house that is in addition to being a house where they live in also provides them with some rental income that’s an apartment of some kind to two-family house or a three-family house is … Read More

If I Rent an Apartment in a Home, Am I Legally Required to Give the Landlord a Copy of the Key to My Apartment?

Question: My new landlord says since he owns the home, I am obligated to give him a key to the apartment. I don’t feel comfortable doing so. I did give the key to the prior landlord because I was young and didn’t know my rights, but he used to let himself into my apartment when … Read More

How Do Landlord Tenant Fees Work in Queens, NY?

How Do Landlord Tenant Fees Work in Queens, NY? Clients will often ask me right away, how much will this process cost me? And I tell clients there are a few different ways lawyers charge for these types of proceedings. A lawyer can charge one flat fee that is designed to cover everything in that … Read More

Landlord Tenant Law – What is the process involved when evicting a tenant?

What is the process involved when evicting a tenant in Queens and New York City? Very often clients come to me with problems concerning tenants in either their houses or commercial buildings and they want to know what the process is and what is involved in the process. New York City is unique from other … Read More

Landlord Tenant Law – How long does it take to evict a tenant?

Landlord Tenant Law – How long does it take to evict a tenant? I tell my clients all the time when it comes down to the time element involved in evicting a tenant that New York is unique in certain aspects.  I speak to many other attorneys in other jurisdictions and they’re amazed at how long … Read More

Landlord Tenant Law – Is It Better To Rent Or Lease My Home In New York?

Many clients ask me whether or not it’s in their best interest to have a written lease for their tenants.  In a private house in New York City and the outer boroughs, which is considered anything less than six units, having a written lease always benefits the tenants, not the landlord.  The reason being is with … Read More