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August 2016 Archives

What are the rights of co-tenants in New York City?

Due to expensive rent rates in New York City, many individuals opt to live with roommates. While living with a roommate or co-tenant offers numerous potential advantages, there is also the potential for conflict to arise between the parties, as well as between a landlord and tenants.

FAQs about New York's tenant "blacklist"

Finding the perfect apartment in New York can be difficult. Managing location with housing needs with a reasonable budget can be stressful. Unfortunately for some New Yorkers, an already difficult process is made even worse due to the "blacklist".

Queens attorney helps clients resolve landlord-tenant disputes

New York City tenants have both legal rights and obligations. For example, they have to make regular rent payments and abide by the terms of their lease. They also have various rights regarding the habitability of the premises and what they may do with the premises. One right that tenants may have is the right to sublease the property, as this blog reported in a previous post.

NYC tenants have rights when landlords illegally change locks

New York City landlords and tenants often have disagreements. From issues concerning rising rent payments, to maintenance obligations, it can at times be difficult to maintain an amicable landlord-tenant relationship. One particularly troublesome turn of events that may escalate a landlord-tenant dispute is if a landlord changes the locks on a rental property without providing the tenant with a key.

New York City landlords bring suit over rent freeze

Some New York City landlords have taken legal action following a rent freeze in the city enacted by the Rent Guidelines Board. Recently, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board adopted Order No. 48, which has been endorsed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and places a freeze on rent increases. For one-year leases, rent increases are frozen at zero percent, and for two-year leases, rent increases are frozen at two percent.

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