Many residents of New York City and the surrounding area rent their homes and apartments from landlords. In many cases, landlords and their tenants get along without issue but sometimes, one party doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain. This can ultimately result in a significant legal battle. Of course, a living situation can become tense and quite stressful when a disagreement arises, whether it be about an increase in rent, an early termination request, an eviction, or a landlord failing to make the repairs that they have agreed upon. When these things happen, be sure to have all communications in writing and start a paper trail as soon as possible so you can prove your side if the matter ends up in court.

Know Your Rights & Responsibilities

It is important for both parties to have an understanding at the beginning of a lease or sublet regarding what their responsibilities are. The state of New York has published a lengthy guide for tenants that explains all of their rights and how to proceed when a right has been violated. For example, the guide discusses the qualifications that a tenant must meet if they wish to terminate their lease earlier than the agreed upon time. An early lease termination without consequence can apply to senior citizens who need to move to a nursing facility for their health, military personnel who have been issued orders to PCS elsewhere, and victims of domestic violence who need to move out for their own safety.

Common Landlord/Tenant Issues

Zimmet Law Group, P.C. understands that there are a wide variety of issues that may arise in a relationship between a landlord and a tenant. Some of the many matters that our firm handles include 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

Contact an Experienced NYC Attorney

Regardless of whether you are a landlord or a tenant in NYC, it is important to have an attorney who can best represent your interests when an issue arises. Our firm can help you find justice and resolve any housing matter that you may be facing.

Zimmet Law Group, P.C. is an experienced team of attorneys guiding clients through matters of estate planning and administration, divorce and family law, real estate, commercial litigation, business law, bankruptcy, and landlord-tenant law. If you require the services of an effective New York City attorney, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.