Tenant Law Podcast

Welcome to the Tenant Law Podcast, where we talk about new, interesting, and/or important legal cases affecting New York City tenants. Listen on Apple, Spotify, Youtube. There are also a bunch of great blog posts on this page of tenant questions and Tenant Learning Platform instructor’s answers.

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What happens when you live in your store, shop, studio, or business premises in New York City? Can the landlord evict you in a commercial eviction proceeding?

In Episode 22 we discuss how it affects an eviction process when a tenant has a commercial lease for a store, workshop, studio, office, or any kind of business premises, but tenant begins living in the premises with landlord’s knowledge and consent. Listen on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Links: Today’s

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Housing Court Leverage Tip for Tenants: Landlord can only sue for the monthly rent and that rent must be properly itemized or the case can be dismissed.

In Episode 21 we discuss how an eviction case in New York can be dismissed if the Rent Demand that the tenant is served with: (a) seeks arrears that are not properly itemized; or (b) includes any amounts beyond the monthly rent. Listen on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Links: AK Houses

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If I break my lease early does my landlord have to try and find a new tenant? Or am I on the hook for the rent through the end of the lease term?

In Episode 20 we answer the often-asked questions: If I break my lease early does my landlord have to try and find a new tenant? Or am I on the hook for the rent through the end of the lease term? We take a deep dive into recent cases interpreting the new Real Property Law

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Can I lose my Rent Stabilized apartment because I was away caring for a sick relative?

In Episode 19 we discuss the many factors that go into a court deciding whether an apartment is a Rent Stabilized tenant’s primary residence, focusing particularly on what happens when you need to leave town for a long time to take care of a sick relative. Listen of Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or wherever you get

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