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Many New York City residents rent their apartments and homes from landlords. In a relationship between a tenant and a landlord, some issues may arise when one party does not hold up their end of the bargain and does not satisfy their responsibilities. When this occurs, a legal battle may result. This may be caused by an early termination request, an eviction, a landlord failing to make the repairs, an increase in arent, and more. When any of these circumstances arise, it is important to understand your rights as a tenant. To document the incident, it is best to have all communications between you and your landlord in writing to create a paper trail. This will assist you in proving your side, if the matter ends up in court. To learn more about landlord and tenant issues and your rights as a tenant in New York City, continue reading. If you require assistance with your real estate legal matters, look no further than our experienced New York City real estate attorney today. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a tenant?

When a landlord and a tenant form a relationship, it is important that both parties have an understanding at the very beginning. This should include having a lease or sublet regarding what each party has responsibilities for. When a right has been violated, the state of New York has a guide that can be accessed that explains all tenants’ rights and how to proceed when their rights have been violated by a landlord. The guide outlines the qualifications that a tenant must meet if they wish to terminate their lease earlier than the time that was previously agreed upon. An early lease termination without consequences can apply to the following individuals:

  • Senior citizens who require moving to a nursing facility for medical reasons
  • Military personnel who have been issued orders to PCS elsewhere
  • Victims of domestic violence who need to move due to their own safety

What are the most common issues between landlords and tenants?

There are a wide variety of issues that may come up between a landlord and a tenant including the following:

  • Eviction proceedings and protections
  • Succession rights
  • Lease terminations and renewals disputes
  • Unhealthy living conditions
  • Blacklisting of tenants
  • Overcharge violations
  • Subletting rights
  • Appealing an adverse decision

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