New York owners of residential property face unique challenges based on the constantly evolving rent control and rent stabilization laws, which have been in effect for over sixty (60) years. Our firm has a superior level of experience handling rent regulation. In fact, the firm's reputation was made handling matters related to rent regulation for landlords in the outer boroughs of New York City.
In addition, founding partner Warren Estis literally wrote the book on rent regulation in New York. He is the co-author, with partner Jeffrey Turkel, of the New York Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1997 (Matthew Bender 1997), and co-authored the landlord‑tenant chapter in West Publishing's General Practice in New York (1998). Our partner Blaine Z. Schwadel is a frequent speaker and lecturer, teaching judges and other attorneys about the interpretation and application of New York rent regulation laws at continuing legal education programs for various Bar and landlord trade groups.
Our law firm appears before all New York agencies governing rental properties and rent regulation, including the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Human Rights Commission and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).
Wherever we appear, our goal is to protect the rights of our clients, property owners, and purchasers or sellers of New York rental property in matters concerning legal rents, rent increases, regulatory coverage, hotel stabilization, property assemblage, demolition projects, luxury deregulation, harassment proceedings, hardship applications, and redeveloping rent controlled or stabilized property for profit. We also counsel clients about tax benefit opportunities and defend owners against tenant claims arising from the myriad regulatory laws.
For more information about rent regulation in New York, please contact us.