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It is common for New York City residents to rent their homes and apartments from landlords. Some issues may arise between a tenant and landlord when one party does not hold up their end of the bargain and does not satisfy their responsibilities. This may cause a legal battle to arise due to an early termination request, an eviction, a landlord failing to make the repairs, an increase in rent, and more.

If you are involved in any of these situations, it is important to document the incident and understand your rights as a tenant. It is recommended that you keep all of your communications between you and your landlord in writing to create a paper trail. If the matter ends up in court, this evidence will assist you in proving your side.

To learn more about tenant and landlord issues and your rights as a tenant in New York City, read on and reach out to our experienced New York City landlord-tenant attorney

What are my rights and responsibilities as a tenant?

When a landlord and tenant begin a relationship, both parties must have an understanding at the very beginning. For example, when a lease or sublet is involved, the two parties must outline what they are responsible for.

If a right has been violated, New York has a guide to tenant’s rights and how to proceed.

The guide outlines the qualifications that a tenant must meet to terminate their lease early. The following individuals can terminate a lease early without consequences:

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

What are the most common issues between landlords and tenants?

The most common issues to come up between landlords and tenants are as follows:

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

If you have any further questions regarding landlord and tenant issues and how to resolve them, do not hesitate to contact our experienced New York City real estate attorneys. Our legal team is prepared to assist you with your real estate matters, no matter the case. To learn more about our services and how our firm can assist you, give us a call today.

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