Many landlord-tenant cases will go on for longer than is appropriate because a factor will come into play seen in landlord-tenant cases but not seen in cases in most other areas of the law. That factor is attorneys' fees. The Lengths People Will Go to Avoid Paying Legal ...
Category: Rent Control
April 8, 2014Joshua C. Price
A few days ago the Appellate Division, First Department issued a decision in which it affirmed the long-held principle that a landlord and a tenant cannot enter into an enforceable agreement in which the parties have opted out of rent stabilization. I wrote an ...
November 27, 2013Joshua C. Price
The rent regulation system (both rent control and rent stabilization) is an albatross to landlords and as a result those landlords are often looking for any way to free themselves from the confinement of the regulatory system. For decades now, individual landlords have concocted schemes ...
November 25, 2013Joshua C. Price
The Appellate Division, First Department released a decision in the case of In re London Terrace Gardens v. City of New York, 2012 NY Slip Op 07078 (1st Dept. 2012) that resolved a question debated by landlords since the Court of Appeals released its ...
October 24, 2012Joshua C. Price
One of the more interesting issues presented by the Roberts case is that where a landlord has incorrectly deregulated several apartments in a building that the landlord will only suffer the consequences of that error when a tenant stands up for his/her rights. In other words, ...
August 20, 2012Joshua C. Price
This author has written two previous posts commenting on an extraordinary decision rendered by Housing Court Judge Sabrina Kraus called Golden Mountain Realty Inc. v Severino, 2012 NY Slip Op 22048, 939 NYS2d 835 [Civ Ct NY Co, February 29, 2012]. In each of my previous posts I have noted ...
June 14, 2012Joshua C. Price
This author had a blog post several weeks ago discussing a decision/order rendered by Judge Sabrina Kraus in a case called Golden Mountain Realty v. Severino (72263/2011) in which Judge Kraus reached the extraordinary conclusion that prior to commencing a licensee holdover proceeding against ...
June 8, 2012Joshua C. Price