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Residential & Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law

At Griffin Alexander, P.C., a primary practice area of the firm is residential and commercial landlord/tenant law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Our attorneys represent developers, management companies, corporate landlords and individual landlords. We represent over 150 apartment communities. 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. We are prepared to assist in ensuring that landlords have the knowledge necessary to avoid legal liability.

While it is crucial for landlords to have a thorough understanding of state landlord tenant law, it is also just as important for them to understand the impact of certain federal laws. Our firm specializes in navigating the complexities of federal fair housing laws, and federal laws relating to the rights of individuals with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Even more, we provide seminars on these subjects for landlords, management companies and developers.

What Our Firm Can Do For You

Landlords often need help in drafting leases, welcome letters, community rules and policies, applications and other leasing documents. Our firm ensures that landlords are complying with all applicable laws, including federal regulations. 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:

  • Negotiating Residential and Commercial leases;
  • Federal Fair Housing Act Complaints;
  • Compliance with Rent Control and Statutory Regulations
  • Breach of Lease by Tenants;
  • Unauthorized Sublets
  • Improper Use of the Property by a Tenant;
  • Prohibited and/or Disorderly Behavior by a Tenant.

Every lawyer at Griffin Alexander, P.C. knows that landlord-tenant laws in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania are especially pro-tenant, and under those laws, tenants have many rights. New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania 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, New York or Pennsylvania, our team is ready to handle whatever situation arises.

If rent control is an issue, we are also happy to represent 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 residential or commercial landlord tenant law, contact our office right away to obtain quality and vigorous representation. Call Griffin Alexander, P.C. for a consultation today.

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