A Landlord/Tenant Law Attorney Can Effectively Resolve Differences
Skilled legal negotiation can smooth landlord and tenant relations
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine has helped numerous landlords and tenants resolve their differences effectively and efficiently throughout Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties since 1993.
A landlord has a set of legal responsibilities
Rental and residential leases lay out specific responsibilities of the landlord. But generally, the landlord must:
- Ensure the property is habitable for humans and free of hazards detrimental to the tenant’s safety and health
- Ensure the property is in good repair, including lighting and ventilation
- Ensure the property is free of vermin, dirt, filth and garbage
Being a landlord is not easy. The legal process is often confusing. You need to consult with an attorney who has practiced in that area of law and knows the answers. The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine has been handling landlord-tenant matters for more than 24 years. Mr. Fine has represented landlords as well as tenants. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, whether you own or rent a house or apartment, if you have a question about what you need to do, call him. We promise a prompt response and courteous and experienced service.
Evicting a tenant for nonpayment requires legal help
When a tenant stops paying rent, a landlord’s first thought may be to evict the tenant. But in New York, a landlord must bring a case against the tenant for nonpayment. The landlord must make a demand for the overdue rent, which must be served properly upon the tenant. If the rent remains unpaid, the landlord must file a petition with the court.
This process has requirements that require strict adherence. If you are a landlord in this position, you should consult with the Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, as he is well-versed in this area of law. If your tenants are not paying their rent, Gordon Fine can help you get your money and guide you through the eviction process.
The responsibilities of both parties
Owning a home can be a rewarding experience. Many people try to increase the reward by renting the house out. Being a landlord can be profitable, but it can also be a headache. Before you rent your property, you have to decide whether to use a written lease or not. There are advantages and disadvantages to written and oral leases. There are other considerations as well. The property will have to be maintained and repairs made. Who is responsible for those items and to what extent has to be determined before you rent the property.
Resolve landlord/tenant conflicts with the help of a skilled real estate negotiator in Westchester County
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, located in Yorktown Heights, helps landlords and tenants resolve their differences through skilled negotiation. Call us today at 914-245-6250 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer MasterCard and Visa payment plans for the convenience of our clients.