Representing Tenants In Landlord-Tenant Disputes And Evictions
As a renter who has to depend on a landlord to provide and take care of your housing, it can be overwhelming if problems or conflicts arise. If you are a tenant in Long Island who is struggling with a difficult landlord, we can help. At Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq. P.C., in Jericho, our founding attorney has over 20 years of experience with real estate in Westchester, Nassau and Sussex Counties.
Residential Tenant Rights In New York
The good news for tenants is that in New York, there are strict landlord-tenant laws and requirements that landlords must follow and obey. These include keeping your property in a safe and habitable condition – even if you haven’t paid rent or the landlord is blaming the condition of the property on you. They are responsible to make repairs. If you notice a problem, talk to the landlord immediately and get it in writing if possible. Landlords have one week to make standard repairs and must respond as soon as possible to emergencies, like a broken pipe or no heat. In addition, landlords cannot make threats about shutting off the heat or other utilities.
Are You A Tenant Who Is Facing Eviction?
If you are a tenant who is facing an eviction, there are very specific procedures and steps that a landlord must follow before they can actually evict you. They must provide you with notice. If your landlord is threatening to evict you because you are late with rent, they must provide you with a Notice to Pay Rent or Quit, which gives you 14 days to pay your rent or leave the apartment. If your landlord is accusing you of breaking a term in your lease agreement, they must give you a Notice To Cure which gives you ten days to fix the problem. If you don’t pay your rent or fix the problem within the certain time frame, the landlord may be able to evict you.
The Right To Live In Peace
In addition, landlords cannot harass you or interfere with your right to live in a peaceful, comfortable and private home. If you think that your landlord is violating your rights or is threatening to evict you, our attorney Bradley Schnur can help.
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If you are having trouble with a difficult landlord or need help fighting an eviction, don’t wait. Call us today at 844-864-4200 or send an email through our website. We offer free consultations and want to help you find peace in your home.