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What are my lease renewal rights?

It is important for tenants to understand the lease renewal process and their rights related to lease renewals. They may have many questions related to such an important concern which may determine if they can stay in their home or not. Their rights and the rules and requirements surrounding lease renewals may differ based on the type of apartment or property the tenant is renting so it is important to be familiar with what rules apply to your particular circumstances.

Understanding the lease termination process

Lease termination and eviction are obviously understandable and significant concerns for renters. Depending on the circumstances, both state and federal laws, as well as the terms of the lease contract, govern how a lease may be legally terminated. It is important to be familiar with the circumstances under which a landlord is permitted to terminate a lease for protection of the renter's rights and peace of mind.

Renters are protected from illegal evictions

Housing and housing stability is an important concern for everyone. When that stability is threatened, it can be of tremendous concern. It is important for renters in the New York City area to be familiar with the steps they can take to protect themselves from eviction and in situations of eviction proceedings. It is also important to keep in mind that landlords are unable to evict tenants without a court order and it is illegal for them to do otherwise.

New York landlord facing class action lawsuit for overcharging

Landlord tenant concerns are serious concerns for many individuals and families living in New York City and the greater New York area. Nearly 60 tenants of a Manhattan landlord have filed a class action lawsuit asserting the landlord collected certain tax breaks and then illegally overcharging tenants. The program provides tax benefits to landlords in exchange for upgrading their apartment buildings. One nonprofit housing rights group is urging fraud related to the tax benefits to be cracked down upon.

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