Legal Resources for New York Landlords and Tenants

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

Notice of Termination or Cancellation

When a landlord wishes to discontinue a tenancy, they can serve the tenant with a Notice of Termination or Cancellation. This may occur in any of these circumstances: The lease is ending and the landlord does not wish to renew. The tenancy is month-to-month and the landlord wants to terminate the tenancy and evict the

Notice of Petition and Petition

A Notice of Petition and Petition is a lawsuit that is filed for the purpose of evicting you and/or to have you pay rent that is owed to your landlord. It must be answered or you can be evicted. If a landlord has issued a Notice to Cure, Rent Demand (sometimes called a Three Day

Notice to Cure

A Notice to Cure is a document served by a landlord on a tenant, alleging lease violations that must be fixed within a certain amount of time in order to prevent eviction. The timeframe can vary from a few days to 30 days or longer. If you, the tenant, do not “cure” the problem before

Marshal Eviction Notice and Eviction Prevention

In a commercial eviction case, after the court issues a Judgment and Warrant of Eviction, it is sent to a New York City Marshal. The Marshal will schedule an eviction and deliver an “Eviction Notice” to the tenant, who usually has five business days to vacate the premises. Unless the tenant brings an Order to

Commercial Tenant Rights in NYC

In the State of New York, commercial tenants have a narrower scope of protections than residential tenants, so as a wise tenant, you should know your rights and have excellent legal representation to protect them. You should have an experienced commercial tenant lawyer review and negotiate your lease and interpret it when you have questions.

General rules for Rent Stabilized Tenants – class notes

Succession rights General rule: If one lives with a traditional family member for two years or more, they can succeed to the rights of a rent-regulated tenant. Traditional family member is defined as husband, wife, daughter, son, stepson, stepdaughter, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law of the

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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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