Queens Landlord-Tenant Attorney

Protecting Clients' Rights in New York City Lease Disputes

The residential and commercial rental markets in New York City are tough, and both landlords and tenants often run into serious legal challenges. The advice and representation of an experienced real estate attorney can play an important role in resolving these challenges.

At the Law Office of Schachter, P.C., based in Jackson Heights, we represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of landlord-tenant disputes. Queens landlord-tenant lawyer David B. Schachter has more than 30 years of experience helping clients confront difficult legal issues.

On June 14, 2019, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (TPA), "giving New Yorkers the strongest tenant protections in history." Tenants benefit from changes in rent regulations, including:

  • Permanent establishment of rent control
  • Repeal of vacancy and income decontrol
  • Caps on rent increases
  • Expanded leasing and eviction protection

But what about landlords?

Under the TPA, landlords face rising building costs with no way to raise rents or deregulate to meet expenses. The new regulations deprive landlords of control of their property.

Landlords can take action. There is precedent for going directly to federal court to challenge the TPA. There are grounds for claiming that the TPA violates landlords' constitutional rights by taking private property for public use without just compensation (Takings Clause of Fifth Amendment).

Real estate pundits predict that the laws will be overturned.

For more information about challenging the TPA, contact the Law Office of Schachter, PC.

Representing Residential and Commercial Landlords and Tenants

A maze of laws and regulations affects the interpretation and enforcement of leases in New York City. Our firm has the understanding and experience to assist both landlords and tenants with a wide range of legal issues.

  • On behalf of landlords, we assist with the eviction of tenants who have not paid their rent or who have otherwise violated the terms of their leases, and we provide legal defense against rent abatement claims, injury claims and other legal actions by tenants.
  • On behalf of tenants, we provide advice on strategies for stopping or slowing down eviction, and we assist with claims arising out of abusive and illegal landlord conduct.

While the bulk of our landlord-tenant work involves residential leases, we also frequently represent commercial property owners and tenants in lease disputes. In all landlord-tenant matters, we provide attentive representation backed by extensive experience.

Contact a Brooklyn and Bronx Eviction Lawyer at 888-337-2679

Whether you need help evicting a tenant or taking legal action against your landlord, attorney David B. Schachter can help. To schedule a free consultation for most matters to discuss how we can assist you with your case, please contact our office today at 888-337-2679 or by e-mail.