Landlord-Tenant Law Overview

Both landlords and tenants face unique pressures in the New York City real estate market. Landlords have to find a tenant who is responsible and will pay rent on time, while tenants need to find a place that fits within their budget. They both depend upon one another to make the relationship work, because if any issues arise, it will have a serious impact on their lives.

At The Law Office Of Seth Rosenfeld, Esq., our founding lawyer, Seth Rosenfeld, has over 13 years of experience working for landlords and tenants. We have represented landlords and have evicted unsavory tenants, and have also protected tenants from the most ruthless landlords. We have received 13 years of successful verdicts in our clients' favor, and we are confident that we can help you achieve your specific goals.

Litigating In A Wide Range Of Issues Concerning Landlord-Tenant Law

Our firm has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to landlord and tenant law. We are in court nearly every day advocating on behalf of our clients. We know that this is an extremely difficult situation for our clients, and strive to find solutions as soon as possible. We represent both tenants and landlords in matters such as:

  • Nonpayment of rent
  • 13 years of Section 8 cases including situations were the tenant is not paying their share of the rent, and the landlord is being denied the subsidy of the rent
  • Representing landlords in litigations against New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (DHPD) in Supreme Court for failing to pay the subsidy portion of section 8 housing
  • Situations in which the tenant is accused of creating a nuisance (loud music, yelling, criminal, violent, abusive, unsanitary, objectionable conduct or other alleged bad behavior)
  • Illegal sublet
  • Owners use
  • Loss of the subsidy
  • Non-primary residence cases
  • Chronic nonpayment holdovers
  • Lease expiration holdover
  • Month to month tenancies
  • Aggressively pursuing negligent landlords who ignore violations and repair obligations the property
  • Litigation over the breach of a lease
  • Expiration of the lease
  • Negotiation and review of leases
  •  Over 13 years experience litigation disputes related to section 8 housing and rent-regulated including rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments

Experienced, Driven Attorneys Providing Cost-Effective Solutions

To schedule a free consultation with our experienced landlord and tenant law attorneys, please call our Forest Hills office at 800-699-1594 or send us an email. We are committed to finding a timely resolution to your legal problem.