415 Route 10, 2nd Floor, Randolph, NJ 07869

Handling All Aspects of Both Residential and Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law.


New Jersey and New York Landlord-Tenant Law

At Griffin Alexander, P.C., a primary practice area of the firm is landlord/tenant law in New Jersey and New York. Our attorneys represent management companies, corporate landlords and individual landlords in both states. We represent over 70 communities/apartment buildings in New Jersey and New York. We understand the importance of landlords and community owners having a working knowledge of the issues that may arise in the daily operations of residential and commercial properties, and we are prepared to assist in ensuring that you have the knowledge necessary to avoid legal liability.

While it is crucial for landlords to have a thorough understanding of New Jersey and New York landlord tenant law, it is also just as important for them to understand the impact of  certain federal laws, particularly with respect to housing discrimination and a landlord's obligation to advise potential tenants of known environmental health hazards, like the existence of lead-based paint.

What Our Firm Can Do For You

New Jersey and New York landlords often need help in drafting building rules and policies, preparing leases and ensuring that they are complying with all applicable laws. We have experience in crafting unambiguous agreements and preventing disagreements between parties. We have the ability to handle different types of evictions, including evictions for "cause" and evictions for non-payment of rent. We can assist with all aspects of the eviction process, from Complaint filings to coordinating lockouts. We are also prepared to help with a variety of other issues, such as:

  • Commercial leases;
  • Breaches of leases by tenants;
  • Illegal sublets and/or improper use of the property by a tenant;
  • Federal Fair Housing Act Complaints;
  • Prohibited and/or disorderly behavior by a tenant.

Every New Jersey and New York landlord tenant lawyer at Griffin Alexander, P.C. knows that New Jersey's landlord-tenant laws are pro-tenant, and under those laws, tenants have many rights. New Jersey and New York landlord tenant law contains some unusual rules with respect to rent stabilization and control. But regardless of whether you are a landlord in New Jersey or New York, our team is ready to handle whatever situation arises.

If rent control is an issue, we are also happy to represent New Jersey and New York landlords at rent control hearings. We are also capable of handling issues concerning building code violations and Federal Fair Housing complaints.

At Griffin Alexander, P.C. we work with all our clients to manage and avoid as many legal issues and as much litigation as possible. Even with the most comprehensive policies in place, however, issues sometimes arise which will require landlords to defend themselves. That is where Griffin Alexander, P.C. shines. When situations arise that require a thorough understanding of either New Jersey or New York landlord tenant law, contact our office right away to obtain quality and vigorous representation. Call Griffin Alexander, P.C. for a consultation today.