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New York City Tenant Rights

About the Rights of a Tenant

There are people from all over the world dream of coming to New York City to live and build a future. Those who have moved to the City or were born here can testify to how difficult it can be to find—and keep—affordable housing. New York is one of the most competitive housing markets nationwide, with the largest renter population in the country. To make matters worse, landlords will sometimes exploit this demand to charge exorbitant rates for rent while providing little or no service in response to their tenants' requests. Fortunately, you have rights as a renter, both according to the terms of your lease and under the provisions of housing law. Some of these rights include:

  • If the apartment is not ready for you to move in on the date on the lease, you can cancel the lease
  • The basic right to renew a rent stabilized lease for a one- or two-year term
  • Demand that the landlord take the necessary actions to clear the apartment of mice or rats
  • Have the heat maintained at minimum acceptable levels during the cold season
  • Be free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, age or citizenship status

Landlord Tenant Lawyer NYC Defending Your Rights as a Tenant

These are only a few of the rights of a tenant, and when you contact us for a consultation we can take the time to understand your unique situation and inform you of the rights which apply to your case. For example, if you are involved in a non-payment dispute, we may be able to help you stall the non-payment proceeding and prevent an eviction by taking your case to court. By petitioning for a Yellowstone injunction, you could secure a legal order to keep the landlord from moving forward with the eviction. In the event that you have been served with a Notice to Quit in a holdover case, we can help you gather evidence and argue for you in court to demonstrate that the landlord's allegations of lease violations are false. There are many strategies for defending a tenant's rights, but the key to success in the case is to hire a landlord tenant attorney in NYC as early as possible.

When it comes to New York City tenant rights, you have powerful legal rights, but they will do nothing for you unless you understand them and know how to use them. Whether you are involved in a lease dispute over the terms for a new lease or if you have been threatened with possible eviction, contact us at The Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C. for help. We work to handle our clients' cases effectively and at a minimum of expense, and we are ready to start working for you today.

How You Can Benefit From Hiring Us

  • Founding attorney, Tamara I. Jordan, has over 18 years' experience that she utilizes on her clients' behalf.

  • 100% client driven and relentlessly pursues justice for each person that comes to us for help.

  • Won notable victories for countless clients, both through settlement and litigation.