Legal Resources for New York Landlords and Tenants

My Tenants have sublet my property without permission. What can I do?

In New York City, tenants have a right to sublet their property…..but they must receive permission from their landlord prior to doing so and provide very specific information to you about the new tenant. If they sublet without your permission, you have rights to protect yourself. Steps to take if a Tenant has sublet a

What are Succession Rights?

Living in NYC is expensive. Rent prices keep going up and it’s become nearly impossible for the everyday citizen to find affordable housing. If you are lucky enough to have a family member living in a rent-stabilized or rent-controlled apartment you may be able to claim succession rights upon their death or if they vacate

Tenants’ Rights regarding pets and service animals

NYC pet lovers are often unaware of their rights regarding pet ownership in rental units and may feel discouraged when they can’t find housing that accepts pets. However, under certain circumstances, you can have a pet, even if the lease says otherwise. New York City’s pet law and the 3-month rule NYC’s Pet Law, under

Bounds and limits to Tenant’s Right to privacy in NYC

The New York state covenant of quiet enjoyment Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, there are certain limits to the tenant’s right to privacy that must be observed. The first thing to understand is that tenants have a right to privacy; no questions asked. In fact, it’s illegal for a lease to contain

Get a legal checklist for Landlords

Legal checklist for first-time Landlords Becoming a landlord can be a lucrative business opportunity, but jumping in head first without thinking out the legal implications in advance can lead to wasted dollars and even cause your new venture to fail. The best way to set yourself up for success is to get your legal protections

Learn more about Landlord liability for Tenant actions

How much liability does a Landlord have for a Tenant’s actions? Look just about anywhere and you will find plenty of information on tenant’s rights, but what about the landlord? What rights does the landlord have, particularly when it comes to the actions of the tenants? More specifically, how much liability is the landlord exposed

How to evict a roommate

Roommates can be the best or the worst. On the plus side, they can help make it more affordable to live in NYC. On the downside, sometimes you can have trouble getting rid of the bad ones. Evicting roommates or getting a live-in girlfriend or boyfriend to leave takes finesse at the best of times.

Yellowstone Injunction

The Yellowstone Injunction is a remedy offered to commercial tenants in receipt of a Notice to Cure or Notice of Default and is based on a 1968 landmark case known as First Nat. Stores Inc. V. Yellowstone Shopping Center, 21 NY 2-D 630. When a commercial tenant receives a Notice to Cure, he is expected

Order to show cause to stay or stop an eviction

If you receive an Eviction Notice from a Marshal that requires you to leave your property, you may be able to stop the eviction, at least temporarily, by requesting an Order To Show Cause to stay or stop the eviction. An Order to Show Cause is an emergency application to the Court. It can be

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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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