Landlord/Tenant Representation and Litigation

Deutsch & Schneider, LLP is a multipurpose full service Real Estate Law Firm with and extensive practice dedicated to Landlord/Tenant Litigation in New York City and surrounding areas. The Landlord/Tenant attorneys at Deutsch & Schneider, LLP represent clients in a broad range of services related to Landlord/Tenant disputes. Whether through negotiation or litigation, we assist with lease and statutory rights enforcement, as well as the prevention of forfeiture or loss of a Tenant’s home or business. Conversely, our attorneys assist Landlords with drafting/negotiating leases, whether commercial, industrial or residential, and in the continued preservation of contractual rights, enforcing Tenants proper use and occupancy of the property, in accordance with the agreement and the law.

Landlord and Tenant law in New York State is driven by complex legislation encompassing multiple statutory schemes and case law derived from New York’s rich history of property ownership and tenancies. Additionally New York City has multiple classifications of real property and multiple classifications of tenancies, all regulated under differing legal planes, with differing rights and obligations not only under agreement, but under the law of the specific County or City. The law in this very specialized area is constantly evolving into more complicated rules and procedures that often invoke other interrelated areas of legal practice. Litigation in this field is complex, and the administrative procedures can be overwhelming and confusing without the guidance of a seasoned attorney specializing in Landlord/Tenant law.

Attorneys at the Law Firm of Deutsch & Schneider, LLP have practiced in litigation involving Landlords, Tenants, Subtenants, Licensees, Property Managers, Secured Creditors, and other related parties for both Commercial and Residential Properties. In this practice, we represent either party on all Landlord/Tenant litigation matters, including:

  • Nonpayment Proceedings (commercial and residential), including Trial
  • Holdover Proceedings (commercial and residential), including Trial
  • Rent Demands, Default Notices, Cancellation of lease/tenancy
  • Negotiating and Drafting Simple and Complex Leases, Assignments and Subleases
  • Assignments post sale of property or business
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes related to non real property (Co-op evictions)
  • Post Foreclosure Evictions, including Trial
  • Damage to Property disputes
  • Summary Proceedings
  • Contract actions between former Tenants or Landlords
  • Wrongful evictions
  • Yellowstone Injunction Actions
  • Injunctive and Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Rent in Arrears Collection actions
  • Tenant Evictions/Defense of Tenant in eviction proceedings
  • Orders to Show Cause
  • Emergency Relief/Stay of Evictions
  • Warrant of Eviction/Judgment of Possession enforcement
  • Retaliatory Evictions
  • Self Help Evictions
  • Breach of Warranty of Habitability
  • Landlord Liability

If you are a Tenant or Landlord in New York and need legal advice, you can rely on Deutsch & Schneider, LLP’s wealth of experience and ability to provide the accurate legal direction required to resolve your matter in an expedient and affordable manner. From our office, we represent clients in all five boroughs of the City of New York, as well as those located in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.