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  • How long does it take to evict a tenant in NYC?
    How long does it take to evict a tenant in NYC?

    If you are a New York City landlord that wants to evict a tenant, then you may be wondering how long the eviction process will take. Obviously, each case is different and will depend on the judge, but ...

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  • What should I do if a tenant is not paying me rent?
    What should I do if a tenant is not paying me rent?

    If a tenant is not paying their rent, then you may be able to file for a nonpayment case, which will sue the tenant for the rent. You can also request that the court evicts the tenant for lack of ...

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  • When should a landlord hire an attorney?
    When should a landlord hire an attorney?

    As a landlord, you want to protect your business from any claims that will decrease profitability. Disputes with tenants can incur unforeseen costs and penalties. In certain situations, landlords ...

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  • Can I Sue My Landlord?
    Can I Sue My Landlord?

    Under New York law, tenants have certain rights that should be upheld and landlords hold certain responsibilities that must be met. When landlords violate these civil rights or fail to fulfill their ...

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  • Tenant's Rights: To Repair or Not Repair: Can I sue my landlord for failing to make repairs to my apartment?
    Tenant's Rights: To Repair or Not Repair: Can I sue my landlord for failing to make repairs to my apartment?

    The landlord is required to make necessary repairs under the law. Under the Warranty of Habitability, the landlord is required to maintain the tenant’s apartment is a safe and habitable condition. ...

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  • Legal Stories: Part 2: The Welcome Mat:  When Good turns to Ugly
    Legal Stories: Part 2: The Welcome Mat: When Good turns to Ugly

    A common problem: You are considering different ways to earn extra income, especially in today’s economy. Amazingly enough, your friend tells you that her friend Joe is currently looking for a place ...

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