In the NYC, landlord and tenant laws are difficult to understand, especially with the 2019 updates - as there are several different bodies of law that overlap to define the rights and obligations of both Landlords and Tenants. Without qualified counsel you may also have a lot at stake if your rights are not protected properly. We have an extensive history in representing Landlords. For over 13 years we have developed key strategies in prosecuting holdover evictions and non-payment evictions and also defending against the issues faced by owners and managers of both residential and commercial properties. We are experienced in claims made by tenants to DHCR, HPD, DOB and the housing court and include overpayment, breach of lease, succession rights, rent stabilization and breach of warranty of habitability.
In addition, we can help manage your property to help prevent future legal problems. We can tailor lease agreements, house rules, rule enforcement postings and mailings to create and confirm mutual understandings with your tenants.
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We work closely with first time home buyers and experiences buyers and sellers to protect their rights and their investments. It is important that each transaction is given full attention to avoid common pitfalls and to ensure that each client's needs are met.
Commercial transactions often incorporate several areas of law from Landlord-Tenant, transferring of contract and leasehold rights, insurance considerations, private lending requirements and come with differing warranties than residential transactions. A detailed understanding of how the different sets of rules and regulations interplay is a necessity for a successful closing and ease in ownership after the closing. We work to close all loopholes and cover all bases for a seamless transaction.
We specialize in the unique circumstances that tend to arise in investment transactions, including but not limited to outstanding violations, breaks in the chain of title, squatter evictions, and back tax assessments to name a few. We understand that time is of the essence with regard to resolving these issues both before and after closing and provide efficient, cost effective resolutions.
We screen our clients very carefully and work closely with homeowners that wish to keep their Primary Residences but have Foreclosure proceedings pending. We understand the factors that lenders and Judges consider in giving another chance to keep your home. Whether you have just fallen behind on your payments, are in active foreclosure with an open court case or have auction scheduled, we can help you save your home.
Over the years, we have successfully litigated a vast array of matters pertaining to Real Estate and Business Transactions. Some of these issues include Time of the Essence, Contract Deposits, Breach of Agreement, Specific Performance, and Breach of Warranty of Habitability.
We focus on and have been successful in removing clouds from title and settling disputes. These issues include Ancient Mortgages, Shared Driveway Claims, Partition Actions, Lien Resolution, Abandonment actions, Boundary Line Disputes and Rights of unknown owners, among other things. Settling these disputes can lead to peace of mind, the ability to refinance your property or sell your property.
For homeowners that have faced difficulties in making payments but would like to keep their home.
For homeowners that have exhausted their options to keep their home and the property is over-mortgaged with title defects or other outstanding liens.
Allows a homeowner to be relieved of all debt owed to the lender with possible buy out options and avoidance of a judgment of foreclosure.
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