Landlord & Tenant Services

Landlord/Tenant law encompasses all aspects of residential and commercial rental properties. Leases, evictions, and tenant disputes should only be handled by a skilled attorney. These proceedings have always been highly technical and require the accurate and timely filing of all required documents. Now, more than ever, a landlord/tenant attorney should be contacted immediately. Landlord/tenant law in New York was extensively modified in 2019, particularly in residential cases.  Whether you are a Landlord or a tenant, our skilled attorneys, with over 35 years experience, is available to represent you and to protect your rights and best interests.


While the landlord owns the property, you as a tenant, whether or not you have a current lease agreement, have rights. Our firm is here to explain those rights to you and will defend those rights for you.

  • Stop Eviction
  • Landlord discrimination
  • Personal injury due to unsafe property conditions
  • Landlord obligations (repair issues, property condition, etc)
  • Review lease agreements & modifications to make sure they comply with the current law and 2019 amendments


Managing a rental property and tenants is not an easy task. Being a landlord is the same as owning a business where you need to make a profit, while mitigating liability. Time is money. Contact an attorney immediately. Avoid drafting mistakes that will result in delays and further loss of profit.

  • Draft lease agreements that comply with all local laws & regulations
  • Suffolk County, NY Evictions & Nassau County, NY Evictions
  • Defend against personal injury & liability lawsuits related to the property
  • Defend against discrimination allegations and/or lawsuits


The lease is a formal agreement between the landlord and tenant. This contractual agreement outlines how long the tenant may occupy the premises, the amount of rent they will be responsible for, how and when the rent is paid, as well as all other rights and responsibilities of both parties. The information and clauses in your lease are what will largely determine the potential resolution of a future dispute. To prevent future conflicts that can cost you money and frustration, all leases should be drafted or reviewed by a skilled landlord and tenant attorney, and each element should be explained prior to any execution. If your residential  lease has not been revised since 2019 it undoubtedly does not comply with the current law.


Holdover Proceedings:

A holdover proceeding is when a landlord wishes to remove a tenant from the property after the lease has expired, or to remove the tenant who never had a written lease. With these proceedings, landlords must provide the tenant with a proper termination notice. There has been a vast amount of revision in this area in residential cases.

Non-Payment Proceedings:

A non-payment proceeding is brought by a landlord when the tenant has not paid their rent obligations. Verbal rent demands are no longer permissible. Contact an attorney immediately to prepare the required written notice and rent demand.

How long does it take for an eviction on Long Island?

Unfortunately, much longer than it did prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic and rent assistance programs which make it imperative that an experienced attorney is retained at the outset. There is enough delay built into the system right now due to the COVID-19 backlog, congested Court calendars, and overwhelmed Sheriff’s departments. The firm’s leading landlord and tenant attorney, Edward C. Hansen, is here to answer any and all questions regarding your lease provisions and the current state of the law for commercial or residential properties, for landlords or tenants.


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