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How Much Should Tenants Push for Legal Fees?

Designed to "level the playing field," Real Property Law section 234 states that whenever a lease provides that a landlord may recover attorneys' fees and or expenses due to a tenant's failure to perform any agreement contained in a lease, there is implied a covenant by the landlord to pay to the tenant the reasonable attorney's fees and/or expenses incurred by the tenant as the result of the failure of the landlord to perform any agreement under the lease or in the successful defense of any action or summary proceeding commence by the landlord.