The Landlord’s Legal Guide in New York (Legal Survival Guides)

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
Claims on security deposits
Bad check notices
Abandoned property rules
Suits for back rent
Discrimination laws
Maintenance rules

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2 comments for “The Landlord’s Legal Guide in New York (Legal Survival Guides)

  1. ecx585
    November 8, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    Maybe, Maybe Not This book is filled with valuable information, but the set up is extremely poor. If you look at the table of contents you’ll see the title names and page numbers along with “sub-chapters” pertinent to specific topics. THE PROBLEM is that there are no page numbers given for any of the many “sub-chapters”, making it very difficult to find what you are looking for. As I said above though, this book does contain useful information, especially on the topic of eviction. I recommend buying this as a SUPPLEMENT to THE NEW YORK LANDLORD’S LAW BOOK, by Mary Ann Hallenborg.

  2. missy's mom
    November 8, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    Good Basic Guide I live in CA but own property in NYC where my brother is my property manager. We’ve had a few problems with tenants, noise, late rent payments and broken leases. We really try to do a good job and follow the law, but sometimes tenants realize we are too nice and take advantage of us. This book is helpful in that it confirms we are doing everything we are supposed to do and for the most part, the housing laws in NYC are on our side. I also bought a second copy of the book for my brother so that when we need to review a situation, we both have the book in front of us and can discuss an incident or problem. It would be nice though to have a local real estate lawyer to be available for counseling if necessary.

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