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My house needs repairs: What should my landlord do?

When you rent a property, one of the biggest questions is what happens if something breaks. Depending on the contract and rental agreement you signed, it may be your responsibility to replaced damaged appliances. In some contracts, the landlord will replace damaged goods.

Washington Heights apartment tenants claim mistreatment

There are times when landlords and tenants may have disputes. In these cases, it's very important for both sides to be open and honest when they speak with one another. Respect can go a long way when you are in a contracted relationship with one another.

Understanding rent stabilization and controls in New York City

Rent stabilization is one of the benefits of living in New York City. It's a type of regulation of rental costs where rent-stabilized apartments are set at one rental cost per month for the length of a tenancy. People may pass on the apartment to next-of-kin and others so long as they do so according to New York's laws.

3 tips for a better landlord-tenant relationship

If you're a tenant and aren't sure if your landlord actually likes you, it's a good idea to understand what is and isn't good behavior from a tenant. By changing a few things, like how you handle problems at the house or reach out to your landlord, you can be a better tenant and get along with your landlord.

Landlords and tenants: Notes to remember

Landlords and tenants have to have a good relationship, or at least a civil relationship, to make any tenancy work. Landlords need to be respectful of tenants' rights, and tenants need to be respectful of the landlord's property. When the two come together and work together for both their benefit, there can be a great relationship that is profitable for the landlord and comfortable for the tenant.

How do you evict a tenant?

Evicting a tenant is something that must be done with care. It's a reality that there are steps landlords have to take to avoid violating a tenant's rights. At the end of the day, an eviction is nothing more than a business decision. You shouldn't make it personal, since that's when problems may arise.

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