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3 steps to resolving a dispute with your landlord

When you rent a new apartment or house, you hope that your relationship with your landlord will be peaceful. However, sometimes this is not always the case. Maybe your landlord is not fixing a broken pipe or is violating your privacy. When a dispute arises, you may have concerns about how to resolve it.

Thinking about subletting? Keep a few things in mind

In many rental markets, subletting is a practice that benefits both landlords and tenants, for example, by ensuring that rent gets paid on time. It can also carry many advantages for the subtenants, helping them to establish themselves in New York before needing to commit to a long-term lease or by helping them find a place quickly.

3 things to do before you evict a tenant

Is your tenant causing problems? You may want to kick him or her out immediately, but you should be careful to follow all the proper legal procedures. You do not want a lawsuit on your hands. If you infringe on the rights of your tenant, you could be in big trouble. 

Love me, love my pet

People and pets often create a family. But if one is intending to rent an apartment in New York, it can take much due diligence to find a place that will allow pets. Many landlords do not allow animals due to concerns including the possibility of damages and liability for any dog bites or nuisance issues to others.

Legal grounds for breaking a lease

As a renter, you may want to break a lease for any number of reasons, but because a lease is a legally binding contract, you may not end it simply because you desire to do so. On the contrary, there are several distinct circumstances under which you may be able to lawfully terminate a lease agreement.

New York’s unlawful eviction procedures

As a tenant with an existing lease in New York, you have certain rights. If you are up to date on your rent and not otherwise in violation of your rental agreement, your landlord may not infringe upon these rights if he or she decides to evict you from your place of residence. As long as you are within the terms of your lease, and as long as you have lived in your rented home for 30 or more days, your landlord may not use certain tactics in his or her efforts to get you to leave.

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