Legal Resources for New York Landlords and Tenants

Security Deposits and Tenant Rights in New York

When searching for a rental in New York, you will likely need to pay a security deposit. A security deposit is an upfront payment to the landlord to provide security against potential damages during the lease term. While security deposits are standard practice, tenants and landlords must understand the regulations surrounding them to protect their

We are Featured on BrickUnderground

We’re absolutely thrilled to share some exciting news with you! The Law Offices of Justin C. Brasch recently had the honor of being featured on BrickUnderground, your go-to source for all things real estate in the heart of New York City. In the article titled “Ask an Expert: Do I Have to Pay Rent If

Understanding Lease Terms and Conditions in New York

Are you considering renting a property in New York? Before you sign, it’s essential to thoroughly understand the terms and conditions. Leases are legally binding contracts that outline the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. Failing to comprehend these terms can lead to misunderstandings, penalties, and legal disputes. In this blog post, we’ll explore

Understanding New York Residential Leases: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants

With its diverse neighborhoods and population, New York has its own regulations for residential leases. These laws are complicated and our guide below illuminates some of the essential elements landlords and tenants must understand to ensure compliance and protect their rights. Understanding these laws and regulations will help you establish a solid foundation for your

NYC adopts 3 new protections aimed at protecting Tenants from Landlord Buyout offers

For decades, landlords in NYC have been offering tenants buyout offers to hope they will willingly vacate their rental units. These offers are typically aimed at tenants who reside in rent-controlled or rent-stabilized units where there is a market for the landlord to charge much higher rents. The only problem is, they need the current

Landlord Buyouts: What to do when the Tenant says “no”

In New York City’s hot real estate market, some landlords dream of a new building, higher rental rates to boost profits, or simply to better cover building expenses. Buyouts are sometimes the only practical way to make these changes happen, but what happens when you make an offer and the tenant says No? Contact Brasch

Who are the primary targets for Tenant Buyouts?

If you live in New York City, you’ve heard of, or perhaps even been part of, a tenant buyout. A tenant buyout situation exists when a landlord offers a tenant a cash payment to move out of their rent-stabilized or rent-controlled apartment. The motivations behind these offers usually have to do with the landlord trying

Buyouts as a method of Tenant harassment

If you are a tenant who is the subject of repeated buyout offers from your landlord, Mayor de Blasio’s signature on new legislation, making such actions illegal, should be a source of relief. In September 2015, the mayor signed legislation that provides three different measures of protection for tenants, in relation to buyout offers:  It

Rent Regulation in New York – the New Provisions

2015 saw marked changes in New York’s rent regulation laws. Although many landlords hoped The Rent Act of 2015 would simply be an extension of the then-current laws, legislators took this opportunity to strengthen tenant protections. The Rent Act of 2015 extends current rent laws for four more years, through June 2019, and included a

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Justin Brasch
Justin C. Brasch is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Justin C. Brasch and has practiced Landlord/Tenant and Leasing law for over 20 years. His areas of practice include Business & Commercial Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Landlord-Tenant, Leasing, New York City Building and Fire Code Violations, and Real Estate Law.Mr. Brasch has substantial experience and expertise litigating landlord-tenant and complex commercial and residential real estate disputes. Before establishing his firm in 1996, Justin Brasch was a litigation …

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