All posts in 'Landlord-Tenant'

23Jun, 15

Landlords will sometimes ask if they can simply change the locks on their deadbeat tenants. I have to very quickly advise the landlord not to do that, or else. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law ยง 711 states that “[a] tenant … shall not be removed from possession except in a special proceeding.” In instances ... more

1Apr, 15

New York is a very tenant-centric state. Despite the frustration of landlords in Western New York, it makes sense when one remembers that apartments and flats are the main abode of people in New York City, where a majority of the state’s population lives. There is often great confusion about what a rent strike is. ... more