How easy is it to get evicted living in an unregulated apartment?

January 2, 2018
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In a city like New York, there are many “unregulated apartments.” With these types of units, landlords aren’t restricted with respect to how much they charge to lease an apartment. They’re also not limited to how often or how much they choose to increase rent. They can increase rent on a whim whether the market…

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Differences between commercial and residential leases

December 19, 2017
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In New York there are many property owners, but there are many more people who are renting from these property owners. This includes both people who are renting apartments or other types of homes and businesses who rent space to run their business. The purposes for renting vary drastically between a business owner and a…

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New York landlord ranked worst in 2017 for a number of issues

December 12, 2017
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People in New York understand that many of the apartment buildings in the city are old and will need repair from time to time, but they expect the repairs to be made. They expect that if they pay rent on time the landlord will keep the building and their apartments in good repair. However, this…

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Legal process for non-payment of rent eviction cases

December 5, 2017
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There are many people in New York who rent apartments or other types of rental properties. When people begin to rent an apartment, they generally sign a lease agreement with the landlord. This agreement is a legally binding contract and the tenant is required to perform their obligations and the landlord is required to perform…

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Landlords cannot dispose of tenants’ property after eviction

November 30, 2017
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There are many tenants who are evicted from their apartments each year in New York. There are many reasons for these evictions, some are legal and some are not. The most common reason is for non-payment of rent. The most basic principle of the lease is that the tenant pays the landlord rent in exchange…

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Tenants’ right to recover legal fees in a landlord/tenant dispute

November 28, 2017
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There are many different universal rules that govern the landlord/tenant relationship. However, much of the relationship is governed by the lease agreement. This includes what amenities landlords will provide, when rent is due and the amount of rent, the length of the lease, rules regarding terminating the lease and renewing the lease and many others.…

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What should you expect from your landlord?

November 15, 2017
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If you finally found an apartment you can afford in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, you are probably excited to settle in and start establishing yourself in the neighborhood. You will want to see how long it takes you to get to work from your new home and learn about the best places to get your…

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Brooklyn landlords pay for harassing their tenants

November 15, 2017
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Most of the landlord-tenant laws in New York are in place to protect the tenant. This means that they can ultimately hurt the landlords’ ability to make as much money as they may like. Therefore, many landlords try to circumvent the laws or in some cases simply ignore or violate them in order to make…

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Understanding the basics of rent stabilization

November 9, 2017
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People in New York have seen prices rise in almost every aspect of life over the years. Things simply cost more than they used to. This includes the amount of rent that they must pay. Landlords would love to raise the rent in many of their buildings, but there are certain rules in place that…

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When can a tenant legally not pay their full rent?

November 6, 2017
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Many tenants in New York feel like they are in a difficult position with their landlords when things go wrong. They do not necessarily know what their rights are or how to enforce them. They feel that they need to continue paying their rent no matter what happens just to ensure that they have a…

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