Eviction Prevention Archives

Paying the rent: Try to keep it timely coming, and in full

If you're a New York City tenant in a rent-stabilized apartment, you could of course be one of the lucky renters who has a property ownership team that is clearly on the ball when it comes to performance regarding landlord-related duties.

New York City Council approves right to counsel measure for eviction proceedings

Legal representation is critical for tenants involved in disputes with their landlords. Landlords are typically more or less sophisticated in their understanding of their rights under the law. It is their business to understand their rights and to exercise them to protect their interests. Tenants, on the other hand, often don’t begin to really understand their legal rights until something goes wrong and they are forced to take action to protect their interests.

Quirky New York City housing laws

For those who expect nothing but logic and reason in New York City housing law, we will today help dispel that notion with a walk on the quirky side. Familiarity with the rules that govern landlord-tenant relationships in the city might one day prove useful to you, so please read on.

3 tips for NY tenants facing harassment due to immigration status

Harassment from a landlord based on immigration status isn't just frustrating, it's illegal. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has publically come out to criticize this practice, stating that it is "appalling."

Good-faith charity or bad-faith landlord?

The answer to the above-posed headline query in today's blog post rings adamantly clear for a number of New York state and municipal politicians who are joined by various tenants' advocacy groups in opposing the recent actions of a tax-exempt organization that also operates as a city landlord.

Disturbing and egregious: landlord's attempt to oust tenants

On the one hand, he made sure to deposit the rental payments dutifully made by long-time tenants of one of his many residential properties in New York City. In fact, he continued cashing those checks even months after the renters -- a family of seven -- had vacated the premises.

Can I Be Evicted For Accidentally Flooding My Neighbor's Apartment?

Legally speaking, a nuisance is defined as "a course of conduct which has caused substantial harm to other tenants, to the building, to the landlord's employees, or to the landlord," says Himmelstein, and unless the behavior in question is severe, repeated incidents are a key factor. So in this case, the fact that you've flooded your neighbor's place on multiple occasions does not work in your favor.

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