Legal Resources for New York Landlords and Tenants

Avoiding Lease Violations: Best Practices for New York Landlords 

New York landlords face a variety of responsibilities when they enter into a lease. A crucial aspect of effective property management is ensuring that leases are understood and violations are minimized. It can be intimidating to navigate the complex landscape of landlord-tenant relationships and New York’s rental laws, but with the right knowledge and advice,

Nonpayment of Rent for an Expired Residential Lease in New York

Renting an apartment in New York City can be complicated, particularly after your lease has expired.  It is important to know the many tenant protections and landlord obligations that apply even after your lease expires. Managing nonpayment of rent after a lease has expired can be complex, requiring a clear understanding of the rights and

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

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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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