Can your landlord kick you out of your home?

June 17, 2018
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Finding affordable housing in the right location in New York is a difficult process. It can take a long time to locate the right apartment for you and your family, and it can be disheartening to learn that your landlord is attempting to remove you from your home. If you receive notice of eviction, you…

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Do you know about these 2 rights you have as a tenant?

May 18, 2018
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You probably don’t need to be reminded that New York has one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. Perhaps you did your research regarding rent laws when you found your current place. You may even know what lines your landlord can’t cross when it comes to that issue.However, you may not be…

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Renters’ rights when exposed to toxic mold

April 14, 2018
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Many people living in New York rent homes or apartments, and many times, complications with landlords can make living situations difficult. As a renter, it is particularly important for you to be aware of your rights and how to protect them in the event that you need to confront the inappropriate actions or negligence of…

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What are your rights as a disabled tenant?

March 17, 2018
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If you have physical disabilities, finding housing that works for your specific issues and abilities can be complicated. Despite what some New York landlords think, there are certain laws in place that protect the rights and interests of disabled tenants. You may find it necessary to fight for your interests and your right to live…

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In New York, when can landlords enter a tenant’s home?

February 22, 2018
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It can be tough to be a renter in New York. This is because landlords experience a lot of concern about destructive or illegal activities occurring on their property. This concern is understandable, but it does not give them carte blanche to invade the privacy of their tenants on an unreasonable and persistent basis. Many…

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Do you know about ‘succession rights’ here in New York City?

February 18, 2018
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Location, location, location. That’s the Realtors’ motto and people who rent in New York City understand this real estate concept better than most. Many of the city’s apartments are rent-controlled or rent-stabilized. If you have a family member who lives in one of these apartments who dies, you may have “succession rights.” This means that…

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You have rights if your landlord does not maintain services

February 15, 2018
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If you live in a rent-controlled dwelling in New York, you probably appreciate knowing that your rent will remain affordable throughout your tenancy. You may be wary of engaging in any kind of landlord-tenant dispute with the property owner because you want to keep your residence. We understand how you might not want to “rock…

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Are you an immigrant victimized by housing discrimination?

February 12, 2018
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Landlord-tenant disputes in New York come in many forms. One of the most tragic of these forms is housing discrimination based on one’s immigration status. What many immigrants do not know is that it is illegal for landlords to discriminate against them in any manner. This blog post will address important housing discrimination elements for…

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Breaking your lease after suffering a disability

February 3, 2018
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It is not often that one can predict when a disability will occur. In fact, a debilitating disease or accident often comes along suddenly, leaving you confused and frustrated as you try to wrap your head around your new reality. One of the factors you may be facing is how to break the lease on…

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Landlord-tenant disputes | Getting your deposit back

January 30, 2018
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When your rental lease is ending and you decide to move to a new residence, having your current security deposit returned to you is vital. Most people in New York need this money to cover the expenses related to a new rental unit. For example, if you use most of your available funds to cover…

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