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).

  1. Landlord Obligations Tenants Rights in New York City: Utilities, Repairs, Safety

    A detailed list of tenants rights in New York City, what to do if your landlord doesn't provide heat, hot water, repairs, safe conditions, other necessities.
  2. Eviction The Eviction Process Explained for Landlords & Tenants

    How the eviction process works, what a landlord needs to do to evict a tenant, common tenant defenses, how to fix rent and lease disputes, constructive eviction, court orders and more.
  3. Tenant Remedies Landlord Lease Obligations & Tenant Rights for Breach

    List of tenant remedies for breaches of a lease by the landlord, when you can reduce or withhold rent payments, when you can fix problems yourself, best practices and other information.
  4. Eviction "Notice to Quit" Before Eviction: State Law Chart

    Understanding the landlord's "notice to quit" sent to a tenant prior to eviction, how long a tenant has to "cure" defects, time periods required from the landlord and more.
  5. Leases: Commercial Understanding Commercial Lease Terms, Provisions & Riders

    There are many types of commercial leases and it is important to know the differences, the advantages and disadvantages of each kind, including terms and provisions.