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What is a holdover action in New York?

Being a landlord of residential property in New York can be a difficult and time-consuming business. Issues can arise with repairs, complaints, collection of rent and, in some instances, the need to remove a tenant from the property. Understanding the concept of holdover and what it entails is important for both the landlord and the tenant.

Nuisance and lease violation cases even affect famous athletes

New York is a hot town for real estate, and the sheer alluring nature of the city makes it a popular destination for many. Many times, prominent actors, athletes, models and celebrities rent apartments or homes in the city. Generally, the owners are happy to have these tenants because they know they'll receive rent money in full and on time, and that their presence adds a certain buzz to the locale. In some cases, however, these same people face litigation in nuisance and lease violation cases that end up becoming public due to their celebrity status.

Experienced counsel for New York eviction and nonpayment cases

New York City landlords know that when a tenant falls behind in their rent payments, taking legal action is sometimes the only realistic option. Collecting delinquent rent or evicting a tenant for nonpayment can be difficult and costly without experienced counsel.

New York City's diverse rental market

For newcomers to New York, the city's apartment rental market can seem bewilderingly complex. New York has about two million apartments and they fall into several categories of housing, some of which are distinct to the city. In this post we will try to take some of the mystery out of the New York rental market by providing an overview of the three main types of rental units.

Protecting one's rights under New York rent-control laws

For those who live in a rent-regulated apartment - one that is either rent-controlled or rent-stabilized - in New York, they may have important rights not available to tenants in unregulated, market-rate buildings. It is in one's best interest to be aware of those rights and protect them. For those who own a building with rent-regulated apartments, it is also important to have experienced legal advice before taking any steps toward deregulation of the apartment or eviction of a tenant.

What rights does a residential tenant have under New York law?

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant in a residential building in New York, it is important to know the rights of tenants under New York law. The residential lease controls many aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship. But tenants also have rights under state law, and both landlords and tenants owe it to themselves to have some basic familiarity with these rights. This post will discuss a few of the more important rights of New York tenants.

Drafting residential leases in New York

A residential lease is a contract between tenant and landlord that sets out the rights and obligations of each party. As with any contract, careful drafting can help avoid future lease disputes. In addition to the terms in the lease itself, the landlord-tenant relationship in New York is subject to a number of state, federal and city laws.

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