Practicing in the field of landlord-tenant law is unique in that the losing party will often have to pay the prevailing party an award of its reasonable legal fees. In England there is a rule (called the English Rule) that provides that the losing party to ...
January 24, 2014Joshua 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
Many superintendents (hereinafter "super") in New York City are compensated for their work by receiving "free" apartments in buildings that if on the open market would command a very high rent. In many owner-super relationships the landlord allows the super to reside in the subject apartment ...
October 29, 2012Joshua C. Price
This author has written extensively about chronic non-payment proceedings and the quirks assoicated with such cases. A decision handed down yesterday by the Appellate Term, First Department demonstrates that a chronic non-payment proceeding will fail when a tenant shows that his/her failing to pay the rent ...
September 14, 2012Joshua C. Price
A type of lawsuit frequently started in the Housing Court is a chronic non-payment holdover. The purpose of this type of lawsuit is to evict a tenant for repeatedly failing to pay his/her rent on time. A tenant - who without justification - has failed to pay his/her rent often ...
September 12, 2012Joshua C. Price
I am originally from New York but attended college at beautiful Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. When I try to explain to my friends from Indiana what I do for a living there is usually a disconnect - they simply cannot understand why the landlord-tenant relationship is so complicated ...
June 10, 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