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Recent Posts in Constructive Eviction Category

TENANTS RISING

Friends, Too often, landlords in New York City get away with subjecting tenants to horrible living conditions by ignoring necessary building maintenance and constantly violating housing laws. ...
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KNOW YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS?

Wednesday, April 29 Know Your Rights Housing Forum Time: 6PM Location: Union Temple, 331 Hawthorne (Btw New York Ave and Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn
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LIVING WITH CONSTRUCTION

Ask Real Estate By RONDA KAYSEN Mom, the Guarantor, Steps In Q. My wife and I own a two-family townhouse. We live in the top two floors and rent out the garden apartment. There is a crawl space that ...
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NEWMAN IN THE TIMES: ON BREAKING A LEASE

Real Estate Q & A by JAY ROMANO Published: September 6, 2013 Nice Unit, But the Building Needs Work Q. My boyfriend and I moved into a newly-renovated rental apartment in Brooklyn. The apartment ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants My office continues to work with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If the owner of your building is harassing you, ...
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$5.6 MILLION RENT ABATEMENT FOR NYCHA TENANTS

NYCHA Provides $5.6 Million in Rent Abatements to Sandy Impacted NYCHA Families Starting in January, the New York City Housing Authority will begin providing $5.6 million in rent abatements to ...
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FREE LEGAL ADVICE

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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SPIEGEL IN THE TIMES: ON BEDBUGS

Our partner, Glenn H. Spiegel, was in Sunday's New York Times responding to a reader's question on bedbugs. Tenant Forced Out by Bedbugs Q I have had to move out of my rent-stabilized ...
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HELPING SANDY VICTIMS GET RELIEF

INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES To support the community service that many lawyers are providing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the WWBA's Insurance Law Committee, the Westchester County Bar ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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WANT FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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WANT FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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GET FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ADVICE

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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WHEN TOXIC ISN'T TOXIC ENOUGH

In Dell Inc. v. GJF Construction, the rules of suretyship came to Dell's rescue in a convoluted case involving the recovery of unpaid rent. Trinity Centre LLC owns a structure bordering the World ...
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NOT A PALACE, AND HARDLY A HOME

In 157 E. 57th St. LLC v. Birrenbach, Thomas and Cleopatra Birrenbach appealed from a New York Civil Court judgment which had awarded possession of a regulated apartment to their landlord in a ...
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JAGGER EVICTED FOR BEING AN ALIEN

In Katz Park Ave. Corp. v Jagger, Bianca Jagger -- ex-wife of the notorious Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger -- was tossed out on her ear by her landlord, Katz Park Ave. Corp (KPA). KPA brought two ...
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NO HEAT OR HOT WATER IN ESTONIA?

In January 2006, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations began searching for a residence for its Ambassador, Tiina Intelman. The home was also to be used to host ...
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COME VOTE FOR YOUR LANDLORD!

On Wednesday Tuesday, January 17 23, 2007, "Tenants United Against Harassment" will be holding a special forum, described as a "citywide convention to select New York's most abusive ...
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CLAIM PRECLUSION IN A SUMMARY PROCEEDING? YOU BETCHA!

Wendnew LLC, was sued by its landlord -- The Gallery at Fulton Street, LLC -- for monetary damages arising from Wendnew's breach of its commercial lease. Within the context of a New York County ...
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SAY NO TO SECONDHAND SMOKE!

It's a decision that made the news and has been analyzed by commentators in such publications as The New York Times and the New York Law Journal. But the outcome in Poyck v. Bryant, didn't come as a ...
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PREVAILING PARTY: AND THE WINNER IS...?

In V & J Inc. v. 2320 Rte. 112, LLC, a commercial tenant refused to pay rent claiming that its space had been rendered "unusable," (thus triggering a "constructive eviction"), and that it was not ...
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DON'T HARASS ME!

While many believe a landlord or tenant can be sued for "harassment," few fully appreciate the limited array of rights and remedies currently recognized by New York law. Generally, "harassment" is ...
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