Landlord & Tenant

Landlord and Tenant Law consists of legal rules and court procedures that govern the relationship between a property renter and a landlord. It is a combination of real property and contract law. it recognizes the need for different legal rights and remedies between commercial and residential leases. The law recognizes the need to provide specific protections for residential renters that differ from commercial leaseholders. Common issues for landlords include eviction and damages to the property caused by the tenant or the tenant’s guests. Common issues for tenants include constructive eviction, roommate disputes, a landlord’s failure to return a security deposit, breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment (unlawful entry by a landlord) and breach of the warranty of habitability (landlord’s failure to provide required lease items such as heat, hot water and mold-free living conditions).

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Michael Wechsler
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Life as a New York City tenant can be quite stressful. Your landlord should make every effort to ensure that your basic tenants’ rights are protected - your rights to a safe, comfortable and lawful environment. This includes working heat, hot water, timely repairs and privacy. Every tenant...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will provide you with information about eviction (also known as "forcible entry and detainer"), which is a court action a landlord can use to remove a tenant from an apartment or house. A tenant can be evicted for a breach of their lease such as not paying rent, significantly...
Michael Wechsler
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It is not uncommon for tenants to be unsatisfied with the condition of the homes or apartments that they rent. This article will provide information and advice to tenants on how to handle lease disputes with a landlord. It's rather common for a tenant to have disagreement with a landlords about...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will briefly explain the beginning of the eviction process, what is a "Notice to Quit" and provide a list of each state's requirements with regard to the length of time within which a tenant is to be permitted with the ability to "cure" - to make payment, vacate the premises or...
Michael Wechsler
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Commercial leases are different than residential leases and this article will explain the basics of commercial leases and what you should look for when obtaining one for your business. Basic Lease Provisions The terms of most commercial leases will typically be for a year or more. The average...
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