The right to peaceful enjoyment of one’s home is critical to New York City renters. A dispute with a landlord can shatter that peace very quickly. Residential tenants in New York have an array of legal rights, but those rights can be of little value if the tenant doesn’t know about them. At Nadel & Ciarlo, Attorneys at Law, P.C., we represent New York residential tenants in connection with lease disputes, non-payment rent proceedings, holdover actions and nuisance and lease violation cases.
A lease is a contract, and if the landlord breaches the contract the tenant has remedies under the law. State and local law also provides the tenant with legal rights independent of the lease. For example, New York law provides tenants with a warranty of habitability that requires the landlord to maintain the property in a condition fit for living in, free of conditions dangerous to health and safety. New York law also provides that if a landlord fails to make repairs the tenant has the right to withhold rent until the repairs are made.
At Nadel & Ciarlo we have represented many tenants in connection with non-payment proceedings for rent and holdover actions for non-rent issues. We are very familiar with the laws and housing court procedures in this area. We often work for a negotiated resolution of these cases, but we are prepared to go to court when necessary to protect our clients’ rights.
The lawyers at Nadel & Ciarlo have long experience representing both landlords and tenants of residential property. When we represent tenants we are committed to aggressively enforcing their rights under the federal, state and local law. Because we have represented both sides in these cases we know what arguments to expect from the other side, and how to prepare our clients’ case for the greatest effect. For more on this area of our law practice, please visit our web page.