Landlord Pays Tenant’s Moving and Storage Costs

On April 30, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

You, as the landlord, might have to pay to move and store your evicted tenant’s belongings. This can be extremely expensive (we are talking about thousands of dollars here).

The good news:

  • Not all NY counties require the landlord to pay for the moving and storage of an evicted tenant’s belongings.

The bad news:

If your county requires the landlord to move and store an evicted tenant’s belongings:

  • You will likely have to hire a licensed and insured moving company.
  • You will likely have to pay for storage at a commercial facility.

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Q&A: Stop Paying Rent if Landlord in Foreclosure?

On November 11, 2010, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Here is a question that we have been asked lately:

Can I stop paying my rent if my landlord is facing foreclosure?

Probably not.

You are not justified in withholding rent that is due “solely” because you received a notice that your landlord is facing foreclosure.

Your landlord  will be able to bring a landlord-tenant action against you for non-payment of rent.  Your landlord may be able to recover possession of the premises and/or  rent owed and attorney’s fees from you.

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As always, The Long Island Landlord-Tenant Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 217 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY 11501.  Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a consultation with a  Landlord-Tenant attorney.

Rejected Renters to Get a Free Credit Report

On July 16, 2010, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Wall Street Reform Bill: Free credit report for rejected renters

The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill which passed through Congress and is headed for President Obama’s desk, contains a provision which will require that rejected renters be provided with a free copy of their credit report.

The Wall Street Journal reports that there is a provision in the bill that “would give prospective renters access to a free copy of the credit score that a landlord or broker used to evaluate their application.”

The article quotes a source as saying “that by forcing landlords to give out these credit scores, they would be deterred from using discriminatory factors like race or age in their decisions of whether or not to rent to particular applicants.”

Click here to read the entire article.

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As always, The Long Island Landlord-Tenant Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 217 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY 11501.  Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a consultation with a  Landlord-Tenant attorney.

Tenants and Foreclosure

On May 17, 2010, in Foreclosure, Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Tenants and Foreclosure

Tenants and Foreclosure

Many tenants are finding out that the property they are renting has been foreclosed on. As I stated in an earlier post, NY foreclosure law now requires that tenants residing in foreclosed properties receive written notification of the change in ownership of the property. The law also requires that the tenant be allowed to remain in  the foreclosed home for the remainder of their lease term or 90 days, whichever is longer.

Hopefully, you have a lease that was executed prior to the start of the foreclosure action and can find suitable housing for you and your family before your lease expires. If you do not have a lease, then you will only have 90 days to pack up and move your loved ones and all of your belongings.  After that, the new owner, which often times is the foreclosing lender, will seek to evict you.

If you are facing this type of eviction or any other type of eviction, we may be able to stop the eviction and get you additional time to move, etc. We were recently able to stop a foreclosing lender from forcing a family of seven (7) out onto the street.

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