Can my landlord evict me and my emotional support animal?

January 15, 2018
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After struggling for years with mental illness or emotional issues, you probably thought you were destined to live the rest of your life alone and suffering. As difficult as it may be to explain your circumstances, you know that others struggle to understand what you are going through. You may have a psychiatrist or counselor…

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New York slumlord must pay $8 million to former tenants

January 12, 2018
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The presence of slumlords in a large metropolis like New York is an unpleasant fact. For people living in rent-stabilized apartments, landlord-tenant disputes are commonplace when a landlord is disreputable. Often, these landlords will engage in unethical or outright illegal activities in an attempt to push out the current residents. By getting the renters to…

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My landlord is trying to evict me. Can I fight back?

January 5, 2018
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It is difficult to find property to rent in New York. Prices are high, availability is low and the entire home-search process can be stressful. It’s not easy to find a place to live in the city, and for this reason, it can come as a shock when your landlord tries to evict you from…

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Can I sublet my apartment while I am out of town?

January 5, 2018
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More employers are requiring their employees to travel frequently. You may be facing an extended work trip out of state or even out of the country. If you are expecting to be away from your apartment for months or even years, then subletting will sound like an enticing option. Subletting will allow you to keep…

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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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