Common Reasons For Landlord-Tenant Litigation

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Landlord-tenant disputes are often difficult and frustrating, especially since they are time-sensitive matters.

This article lists some of the most common landlord-tenant litigation issues.

Landlord-tenant litigation matters occur in residential as well as commercial real estate. Some of the more common types of litigation in New York include:

  • Rent control or stabilization disputes;
  • Nonpayment and refusal to move out;
  • Overcharging for rent;
  • Security deposit issues;
  • Bankruptcy matters;
  • Wrongful lockouts and evictions;
  • Harassment;
  • Fair market rental appeals
  • Repair and maintenance disputes;
  • Property damage disputes;
  • Yellowstone Injunction Actions;
  • Breach of warranty of habitability.

Who can be involved in a landlord-tenant matter?

  • Commercial and residential tenants;
  • Subtenants;
  • Licensees;
  • Landlords;
  • Property Managers;
  • Property Management companies.

It's important to find quick and affordable resolutions for both parties in these cases. Landlords will want to minimize the time and cost of litigation as it cuts into their investment. Tenants will want to protect their rights and privileges.

In these situations, what are your options as a landlord or tenant? Speaking to an experienced civil litigation attorney may be the first step. They can help you proceed with litigation or assist you with settlement negotiations.

For more information, consult an experienced New York litigation attorney.