Landlord's Legal Guide In New York

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Under New York law, if you do not follow the exact procedures required of landlords, you can be liable to tenants for thousands of dollars in damages and attorney's fees. The Landlord's Legal Guide in New York explains New York's landlord/tenant laws in simple language so you can protect your rights and your investment. This book thoroughly explains what to do and how to do it, with forms, flowcharts and examples from actual cases.

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Overview

Under New York law, if you do not follow the exact procedures required of landlords, you can be liable to tenants for thousands of dollars in damages and attorney's fees. The Landlord's Legal Guide in New York explains New York's landlord/tenant laws in simple language so you can protect your rights and your investment. This book thoroughly explains what to do and how to do it, with forms, flowcharts and examples from actual cases.

Complete with step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book can significantly reduce your costs and potential liability as a landlord.

It explains and gives guidelines for:

Tenants' applications Evictions Claims on security deposits Bad check notices Abandoned property rules Suits for back rent Pets Discrimination laws Maintenance rules

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485914
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 634,652
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

Brette McWhorter Sember is a retired attorney and mediator who practiced law in New York. Her practice included consumer issues, bankruptcy, and Better Business Bureau mediation. She has taught classes about credit and debt for online universities and community education programs and frequently writes about credit and debt issues. Sember has authored over 30 other books and her work has appeared in over 200 publications. Her web site is BretteSember.com.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -
Introduction -
Chapter 1: General Principles of Landlord/Tenant Law -
-New York State Laws
-Local Laws
-Federal Laws
-Legal Research
-Fictitious Names Chapter 2: Creating the Landlord/Tenant Relationship
-Screening Prospective Tenants
-Federal Discrimination Laws
-New York Discrimination Laws
-Discrimination Against Pets
-Agreements to Lease
-Leases and Rental Agreements
-Problem Clauses
-Options
-Forms
-Signatures
-Backing Out of a Lease Chapter 3: Security Deposits and Rent -
-Applicability
-Amount
-Bank Account
-Pet Deposits
-Notice
-Interest
-Keeping the Deposit
-Returning the Deposit
-Suing for More
-Special Rules
-Last's Month Rent in Advance
-Rent Chapter 4: Rent Regulations -
-Rules that Apply to Rent
-Rent Control
-Rent Stabilization
-Lofts
-Single Room Occupancy Chapter 5: Responsibility for Maintenance -
-Warranty of Habitability
-Nonresidential Rentals
-Residential Apartments
-Single-Family Homes and Duplexes
-Code Violations
-Tenants' Rights & Responsibilities
-Supers and Managers Chapter 6: Landlord Liability -
-Injuries on the Premises
-Landlord's Warranty of Habitability
-Protection from Liability for Injuries
-Liability for Crimes on the Premises
-Acts by Tenants against Nontenants
-Strict Liability Chapter 7: Changing the Terms of the Tenancy -
-Roommates
-Assignment
-Sublease
-Rent Stabilized Rules
-Sale of Property by Landlord
-Raising the Rent
-Modifying the Lease
-Renewing the Lease Chapter 8: Problems During the Tenancy -
-Landlord's Access to the Premises
-Violations by the Tenant
-Retaliatory Conduct by the Landlord
-Destruction of the Premises Chapter 9: Problems at the End of the Tenancy -
-Tenant Holding Over
-Damage to the Premises
-Property Abandoned by Tenant Chapter 10: Terminating a Tenancy -
-Termination
-Tenancies with No Specific Term
-Expiration of Rental Term
-Employment Rentals
-Early Termination by Tenant
-Early Termination by Landlord
-Special Rules for Public Housing
-Death of Tenant
-Options to Cancel Chapter 11: Evicting a Tenant -
-Self-Help by Landlord
-Surrender or Abandonment
-Settling with the Tenant
-Grounds for Eviction
-Nonpayment Proceedings
-Holdover Proceedings
-Using an Attorney
-Those Who Can Sue
-Court Procedures
-Staying the Eviction
-Tenant's Possible Defenses
-Tenant's Possible Countersuits
-Tenant's Appeal
-Tenant's Bankruptcy
-Landlord's Appeal
-Satisfaction of Judgment Chapter 12: Money Damages and Back Rent
-Making a Claim
-Amount
-Liens Chapter 13: Self Service Storage Space-
-Applicability
-Agreements
-Liens Chapter 14: Mobile Home Parks -
Glossary -
Appendix A: Resources -
Appendix B: New York Statutes -
Appendix C: Eviction Flowcharts and Legal Holidays -
Appendix D: Forms -
Index -

Brette McWhorter Sember is a former New York state attorney and skilled mediator. She was on the Law Guardian panel in four counties and acted as a volunteer mediator for the Better Business Bureau. Sember is an expert at explaining and simplifying legal concepts. She has written more than 30 books, including File for Divorce in New York, Tenant's Rights in New York, Landlord's Rights in New York, The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care, The Complete Credit Repair Kit, The Infertility Answer Book, The Adoption Answer Book, How to Parent with Your Ex, Gay & Lesbian Legal Rights, How to Form a Corporation in New York, Child Custody, Visitation, and Support in New York, Seniors' Rights and many more. Her web site is www.BretteSember.com.

Mark Warda received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, then gave up a busy practice to publish self-help law books. He has written and co-authored more than sixty books including Land Trusts in Florida and How to Negotiate Real Estate Contracts.

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