Enforcing Leases And Protecting Your Legal Rights As A Landlord
Each party to a lease has contractually obligated duties to the other side. As a property owner, landlord or management company, your main concerns are that your tenants pay rent on time, and keep you notified of any defects or other concerns that arise. Likewise, it is important for you to notify tenants properly and in a timely manner of pending rental increases when it is time for them to renew their leases.
Qualified legal counsel can help you prevent delays in communications and enforcement of leases with your residential or commercial tenants. Turn to Borah Goldstein for trustworthy advice and direction.
Navigating Serious Landlord-Tenant Controversies
With recent changes in rent control laws, many New York City landlords anticipate or have already experienced pushback from tenants whose lease payments will increase. Some tenants may refuse to sign new leases, pay the lawful rental increases and/or vacate properties in a timely manner despite their rejection of their lease obligations.
Other landlords struggle with property usage problems, such as when tenants disobey rules prohibiting them from operating unauthorized short-term rental businesses (such as Airbnb) in their leased properties. Borah Goldstein has established a strong reputation in all facets of real estate law, including the representation of residential and commercial landlords in leasing operations. Our attorneys help landlords resolve issues of nonpayment and usage noncompliance. We also represent select major commercial tenants in lease disputes.
When Eviction Becomes Necessary
If a residential or commercial tenant fails to meet the terms of their leases, you may ultimately need to take action to evict the tenant from your property. At Borah Goldstein, our lawyers help property owners and managers with issues related to eviction proceedings, including the following:
- Representation of landlords and major commercial tenants in commercial nonpayment and holdover proceedings
- Representation of landlords in residential nonpayment and holdover proceedings
- Representation of landlords in housing part (HP) proceedings
- Surrogates Court petitions on behalf of landlords
Our attorneys also represent landlords in disputes over rent-controlled and rent-stabilized dwellings, as follows:
- When family members seek to take over or “succeed” to reside in rent-controlled apartments of deceased tenants, upon investigation, our lawyers and legal staff sometimes discover that such relatives have not met the residency requirements. Our landlord clients can then raise the rent to market rates or evict the wannabe tenants.
- When tenants of rent-stabilized apartments have not kept up on their rent payments or renewed their leases on time, we help landlords cancel rent stabilization privileges.
Representing Residential Landlords And Commercial Landlords And Major Tenants
In addition to representing residential and commercial landlords, we also accept select cases on behalf of major commercial tenants. With an experienced lawyer to assist you, you can be assured that your interests will be protected with every detail of proceedings that could result in eviction.
Meet With An NYC Real Estate Attorney Today
Work with attorneys who know how to efficiently navigate the legal system to make sure you are protected at each step of the processes that you will follow. Our team has a history of success in evictions and related dispute resolution throughout NYC. We will inform you about all your options and keep you updated on your case. The progress and outcome of your case can have a significant impact on your cash flow to the tune of thousands or tens of thousands of dollars or more. Keep your case on track and allow our landlord-tenant lawyers to protect your rights.