The right approach in lease dispute cases

On Behalf of | Aug 12, 2015 | Landlord/Tenant Matters

New York City has a large number of rental properties, both residential and commercial. As we have discussed in a previous post, a well-drafted lease is essential to reduce the risk of misunderstandings and disputes. But, when one party alleges a breach of the lease by the other party, or when a tenant fails to make timely rent payments, seeking relief through litigation is sometimes the only answer.

Whether the tenancy is residential or commercial, landlords and tenants both need to try to take the right approach in legal proceedings involving lease disputes and rent issues. For New York City landlords, receiving monthly rent payments on time is critical. For tenants faced with eviction or non-payment of rent proceedings, knowing their legal rights and defenses is similarly critical.

At Nadel & Ciarlo, we have over two decades of experience representing landlords and tenants in New York City. We are well-versed in the law and procedure governing commercial and residential eviction and non-payment of rent proceedings. We are knowledgeable about issues involving the implied warranty of habitability in residential leases and the scope of a tenant’s right to withhold rent. We are sensitive to the concerns of commercial tenants, property managers and owners. We understand the issues unique to rent-regulated residential leases. We represent landlords and tenants in matters involving nuisance allegations, repair issues and holdover actions involving allegations of lease violations or where the lease has expired.

Whatever the issue, we are committed to doing our best to provide insightful advice to our clients and fighting for their interests in court. There is more information about our New York City landlord-tenant practice at our law firm web page.