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127-16 14th Avenue, College Point, NY 11356

Landlord Liability Issues Attorney

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    As a landlord or as a tenant, you have responsibilities to ensure your building is safe, free from vermin and not exposed to criminal activities. There are steps both can take to make the building secure, and the landlord must take action when a problem arises. One of the actions available to tenants and landlords is legal representation from a landlord/tenant attorney who understands New York City rules and codes. Call on the experts at Albert Maimone & Associates, P.C., a boutique law firm in College Point, Queens that offers exceptional advice and representation to both landlords and tenants. Call today for a free evaluation.

    What Are Landlord Liability Issues?

    By law in all five boroughs of New York City — Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island — as well as in Nassau and Suffolk, a landlord is liable to comply with the Warranty of Habitability, which is guaranteed by law. The landlord must also adhere to the Housing Maintenance Code. In other words, every landlord is responsible to provide a safe, livable building at all times.

    In turn, the tenant is responsible for reporting any conditions that create an unsafe or unlivable environment, comply with the terms of the lease and allow the landlord access to the dwelling wen required. The Albert Maimone & Associates law practice, with the premier attorneys for rental properties in all NYC boroughs and in Nassau and Suffolk counties, is the best legal resource before going any further with a landlord/tenant dispute. This boutique law firm offers a free consultation and an evaluation within 48 hours.

    What Is a Landlord Liable for?

    Because the landlord owns the property and rents it to the tenant, it’s the landlord’s legal duty to ensure safe and livable conditions in the rental property and surrounding premises. The landlord must maintain the property and make necessary repairs to any relatively permanent part of the property considered to be under the landlord’s control, such as:

    • Interior or exterior steps or stairs that come loose or break
    • Roofs that leak or become damaged
    • Floorboards that are loose or cause dangerous situations
    • Fixtures that are faulty, broken or otherwise not working properly
    • Sidewalk maintenance, including clearing snow and debris

    In addition, the landlord is liable to effectively eliminate pests and mold, as well as fix faulty electrical wiring. By law, rental properties must be kept in a habitable condition.

    What Is the Tenant Liable for?

    Making the landlord aware of any damaged or dangerous conditions, especially those that compromise a tenant’s health, falls into the obligations of the tenant. With proof of the violations, a tenant may be entitled to withhold rent if the landlord doesn’t comply by repairing the situation.

    If the tenant or someone else is involved in an accident on the premises, the landlord may be liable. To prove the landlord’s liability, you must be able to prove that:

    • It was the landlord’s obligation to maintain the property where the accident occurred.
    • The landlord was aware of the potentially dangerous environment.
    • The landlord didn’t effectively fix the potentially dangerous condition in a reasonable timeframe.
    • The landlord failed to act, which led to the accident.
    • As a result of the accident, someone got hurt and needed medical attention.

    How Can a Rental Attorney Help Me with Landlord Liability Issues?

    Both the landlord and tenant are protected by local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws. These legal directives give you rights and responsibilities, but these can often become complicated by circumstances. An attorney for landlord/tenant issues provides an objective perspective and knowledgeable insight about the laws and your rights covering a range of situations, including:

    You have a right to reach out for legal help when your tenant or landlord rights are violated, your living space is compromised by preventable causes or hazardous conditions exist. A rental attorney stands for you as your ally and represents your best interests in court, if necessary.

    Contact a landlord/tenant attorney at Albert Maimone & Associates in College Point, Queens for a client-centered approach, dependable advice and skilled representation. These killed attorneys provide the highest quality legal services without charging big firm legal fees. As a landlord or tenant, you’ll quickly find these attorneys are focused, dedicated, and hands-on. They stand by their motto: Helping clients get the results they need.

    Albert Maimone & Associates P.C.

    127-16 14th Avenue
    College Point, Queens, NY 11356
    (718) 357-1216

    Page Updated on Mar 17, 2024 by Albert Maimone, Esq., (Lawyer) of Albert Maimone & Associates P.C.