Real Estate Law Practice Areas

Landlord & Tenant Disputes

We advocate for the rights of landlords and property owners, deploying an experienced and critical understanding of the rent regulatory laws, such as the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, Rent Control and Loft Law.  Maintaining up to date comprehensive knowledge of the continually changing regulatory landscape allows us to advise our clients on what to expect through the judicial process in Housing Court, Civil Court or Supreme Court so that informed business and financial decisions can be effectively made.

A landlord tenant dispute can occur no matter how much detail is set forth in an agreement or lease. Many times, eviction notices such as notices to cure or notices of default, notices to quit, notices of termination and nonpayment and holdover petitions are necessary to enforce an owner or landlord’s rights.

Rent Control, Rent Stabilization and the Loft Law are a complicated maze of statutes favoring the tenant and present obstacles for an owner or managing agent. Luxury decontrol is currently a hot-button issue in New York, as it is a legislatively created mechanism that can removes some apartments from the protections of the Rent Stabilization law. Landlords benefit from this because they no longer have to determine artificially lowered rent within a legal framework. Our firm has helped owners maximize profits through our pioneering work in this area.

Our attorneys also have significant experience representing owners and landlords in prosecuting both residential and commercial non-payment and holdover proceedings on grounds such as: owner occupancy, non-primary residence, illegal subletting, nuisance, objectionable conduct and lease defaults. These also include issues such as rights of succession, illusory tenancy, exercised options and interpretation of additional rent provisions. We have an in-depth understanding and extensive experience in resolving these disputes in and out of court. No matter what your real estate problem may be, our lawyers have the experience to resolve it effectively the first time.

Here at BBG, not only are we effective litigators and negotiators for our clients, we are also a trusted resource.

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