Legal Resources for New York Landlords and Tenants

NYC passes Anti-Buyout Legislation: What this means for Tenants

NYC apartments are always in high demand. Unscrupulous landlords have long tried to take advantage of this demand by forcing current tenants out of their rent-regulated units so they can raise the prices and secure new tenants. Landlords might resort to threat, coercion, neglect, or even buy out existing tenants in order to free up

Tenants: Know your rights concerning bed bug removal and remediation in New York

As a tenant in New York City, you are probably aware that bed bugs are a huge problem.  Unfortunately, some landlords are not acting quickly to remove bed bugs. When faced with bed bugs, many tenants don’t know their rights, or who is responsible for taking care of the infestation. It’s important to know your rights

How to deal with Landlord harassment

It’s a situation few ever want to find themselves in – your landlord is making your life miserable. Threats, intimidation, ignoring requests for repairs or service…these all disrupt your life and they all constitute harassment on the part of the landlord. Sadly, this type of behavior is too common in NYC, especially in rent-controlled and rent

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

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

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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