New York Landlord And Tenant Handbook By Gallet J

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Learn valuable techniques on interpreting and implementing key New York landlord-tenant law.From the rental agreement to security deposits and eviction actions, you need to stay on top of all aspects of landlord-tenant law. Landlord and Tenant Proceedings in New York City — Jay B. Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP. New York Capital Region Apartment Association (NYCRAA). TENANT AND LANDLORD RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Community Relations and the Office of Personal Safety. The landlord, which will come back to the tenant/s. If you have questions, call the Albany information number, 434-CITY. New York landlord and tenant handbook: Summary proceedings by Jeffry H Gallet (Author) Be the first to review this item. Forms: The forms necessary for initiating a proceeding to evict for violations of the terms of the lease/violations of the law can be obtained from New York Landlord and Tenant Handbook by Gallet, J. Or other publications available at the Supreme County Library located in the Broome County Courthouse or visit their Web Site. The Court does not. New York landlord and tenant handbook: summary proceedings. [Jeffry H Gallet] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.


New York Landlord and Tenant Handbook contains an unprecedented range of material ideal for attorneys, property managers, landlords, and renters' associations! The general statutory scheme of landlord tenant law is presented in a narrative manner, organized by section. History notes and case law annotations enrich the material to create a full picture of the law. Many common issues, such as non-payment proceedings, pet cases, and eviction are covered in detail, often from both the landlord's and the tenant's viewpoint. Following the authored narration, a selection of full-text statutes are included for reference.

In addition to statutes, a significant collection of sample forms are included as guidance - forms for residential leases, commercial leases, notices to tenants and forms for many court proceedings are included. Finally, selections from Uniform rules (for NYC civil courts, courts outside the city, and district courts) are included, as is the full text of Park West Management Corp. v. Mitchell, regarding the issue of damages in the case of a breach of an implied warranty of habitability.

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Updated July 27, 2017

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New York Landlord And Tenant Handbook By Gallet Journal

Under Articles 6 and 8 of New York’s Real Property Laws, landlords have legal rights against tenants who violate lease agreements, extend the lease-term unilaterally or fail to pay rent on time. Landlords may deduct past due rental fees from security deposits or compel eviction through summary proceedings to recover property from holdover tenants or tenants who stay in their rentals without paying rent.

Oral/Written Leases

Landlords in New York can enter into both written and oral lease agreements. Landlords that lease rent-controlled apartments must, however, enter into written lease agreements with their tenants. Generally, rent stabilization laws regulate all apartments in New York City if the building contains at least six rental units and was erected between February 1, 1947, and December 31, 1973. New York does not allow landlords to enter into oral lease agreements for tenancies exceeding one year.

Renewal Rights

With the exception of homes that are subject to strict rent regulations or rent stabilization ordinances, landlords in New York have a right to refuse renewals of their lease agreements at the end of the tenancy period. Landlords have a right to file a judicial order for eviction for holdover tenants that stay longer than their lease terms. Landlords have a right to create a month-to-month tenancy with tenants that stay longer than the lease term if the tenant pays rent and the landlord accepts the monthly payments.

Security Deposits

Landlords can collect security deposits for tenants to cover their incidental repair costs and costs of repairing their rentals beyond the normal wear and tear of the property. Landlords may also deduct past due rental payments from security deposits and deduct damage costs for tenants who damage the property or modify the property without the landlord’s consent. Landlords must return any remaining deposit amounts to tenants within a reasonable period after the tenant moves out. Landlords in New York may collect administrative expenses from the security deposit if the fee does not exceed one percent of the deposit amount; typically, landlords in New York charge one month of rent as an upfront security deposit.

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Summary Proceedings

Landlords may obtain a summary nonpayment judicial order to evict tenants who fail to make timely rental payments, who violate the lease agreement and who illegally hold over occupancy beyond the allowable rental term. The summary proceedings allow landlords to obtain an expedited order for possession after serving tenants with legal eviction notices. Once landlords obtain the summary nonpayment order, landlords can request a sheriff or constable to evict the tenant through the court order or warrant for eviction.


Although landlords have several legal rights when renting property, New York also contains many strict requirements for landlords including duties to provide habitable housing, to provide necessary repairs and to provide adequate heating. Landlords in New York have duties to provide heating in multiple dwelling properties between October 1 and May 31 and to maintain the heat at a temperature of at least 68 degrees between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees. Additionally, landlords in New York City must comply with the strict city rent control regulations.



Since real estate laws frequently change, you should not use this information as a substitute for legal advice. Seek advice through an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction.

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