As New York City struggles to adjust to life after the onset of COVID-19, both landlords and tenants are left to put their lives back together again. We don't know whether the way people did business … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and the Doctrines of Impossibility and Frustration Of Purpose
LANDLORD AND TENANT MATTERS
Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, both landlords and tenants in New York City have struggled to know what comes next in terms of the payment of rent. Obviously, the pandemic has caused … [Read more...] about Between a Rock and a Hard Place
One of the more significant changes of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 that largely passed under the radar is an amendment to RPAPL 711(2). Prior to June 2015, in situations … [Read more...] about The End of “Next of Kin” Nonpayments
The Housing Stability and Protection Act of 2019 changed the real estate industry significantly, and building owners are still trying to wrap their heads around all the changes. One significant … [Read more...] about Overview: Changes to the Rent Deposit Law
Changes in the composition of the New York State Senate in Albany may lead to some dramatic changes in the law that building owners should be aware of. One such change is proposed by Senate Bill … [Read more...] about The End of the Preferential Rent As We Know It?
Even though it’s getting warmer outside, New York City’s heating season isn’t over yet. Throughout the cold winter months and into the start of summer, in New York City, it's important that building … [Read more...] about NYC Building Owners Compliance During Winter Months
Most of the time, access between the landlord and the tenant is simple. The tenant notifies the landlord of a problem, and the landlord goes into the unit (or sends a representative), inspects, and … [Read more...] about Owner’s Right of Access
Some landlords have come up with a crafty way to make sure rent is paid on time by adding language to a lease that gives a tenant a discount if rent is paid by a certain date (for instance the fifth … [Read more...] about The Threat of a Recharge Where Rent Discount Provision Exists in a Lease
One of the more obvious changes in our culture over the last few years is the increasing acceptance of companion animals. That cultural change has proven so pervasive that it has even trickled down to … [Read more...] about What Happens to Companion Animals in an Eviction?
Most commercial leases are between the landlord and the commercial entity, not an individual. However, that does not mean the landlord has no recourse against individuals or, likewise, does not mean … [Read more...] about What Is a “Good Guy Guarantee”?