NY and NJ Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lawyers

The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC - NY and NJ Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lawyers

Facing a dispute with your landlord in NY or NJ? The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC specialize in tenant representation, offering nearly 30 years of experience in lease agreements, security deposits, repairs, eviction defense, and more. Contact us for a free consultation.

Real Estate Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lawyers in NY & NJ

At The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC, we understand the complexities and challenges that come with landlord-tenant disputes. With a dedicated focus on tenant representation, our seasoned conveyancing attorneys provide professional legal counsel and advocacy to protect your rights and interests. 

Our firm has been a trusted resource for the New York and New Jersey communities for nearly 30 years since 1995. Our mission is to deliver exceptional legal representation, with a particular emphasis on real estate (conveyancing) law.

We are dedicated to ensuring that tenants have access to fair housing and are protected from landlords' unlawful actions or negligence. We are also committed to offering personalized and comprehensive legal services to help tenants navigate disputes effectively.

Whether you are facing issues related to lease agreements, security deposits, repairs, or eviction notices, our experienced real estate attorneys in NJ and NY are here to guide you every step of the way.

How We Can Help Tenants

Tenant-landlord disputes can be complex and overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate them alone. At The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC, we specialize in tenant representation, ensuring your rights are protected and your voice is heard. Our experienced real estate lawyers are committed to providing comprehensive legal support to help you resolve conflicts with your landlord effectively.

Lease Agreement Disputes

Lease agreements are binding contracts that outline the terms and conditions of your rental arrangement. When disputes arise regarding these agreements, it is crucial to have knowledgeable legal representation. At The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC, we can assist you with:

Reviewing Lease Agreements: We carefully review lease agreements to ensure they are fair and comply with state and local laws.

Negotiating Lease Terms: Our attorneys can negotiate more favorable terms on your behalf, addressing issues such as rent increases, lease renewals, and termination clauses.

Handling Breaches: If your landlord breaches the lease terms, we will take legal action to enforce your rights and seek appropriate remedies.

Security Deposit Issues

Security deposits are meant to protect landlords against potential damages or unpaid rent. However, disputes often arise over the return of these deposits. Our team can help you resolve such issues by:

Assessing Claims: We evaluate the legality of the landlord’s claims against your security deposit and determine if they are justified.

Demanding Refund: If the landlord wrongfully withholds your deposit, we will demand its refund and take necessary legal steps to recover it.

Litigating Disputes: Should negotiations fail, our real estate attorneys are prepared to litigate your case in court to ensure you receive what you are owed.

Repair and Maintenance Problems

Tenants have the right to live in safe and habitable conditions. When landlords fail to make necessary repairs or maintain the property, it can lead to serious living conditions and health risks. We can assist you by:

Documenting Issues: We help document repair and maintenance issues, creating a record of the landlord’s negligence.

Issuing Demands: Our attorneys will issue formal demands for repairs, citing relevant housing codes and tenant laws.

Pursuing Legal Action: If the landlord still fails to address the issues, we will take legal action to compel them to fulfill their obligations or compensate you for any damages incurred.

Eviction Defense

Facing eviction can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Our firm is dedicated to defending tenants against wrongful evictions and ensuring due process is followed. We offer the following services:

Evaluating Notices: We review eviction notices to determine their validity and whether proper procedures have been followed.

Defending in Court: Our attorneys represent tenants in eviction proceedings, presenting defenses such as retaliation, discrimination, or procedural errors.

Negotiating Settlements: We can negotiate settlements that allow you to remain in your home or receive additional time to find alternative housing.

Retaliation and Harassment Protection

Landlords sometimes engage in retaliatory or harassing behavior when tenants exercise their legal rights. Our team is committed to protecting tenants from such actions by:

Identifying Retaliation: We identify retaliatory actions, such as unjustified rent increases, threats, or changes in lease terms, taken by landlords after you assert your rights.

Filing Complaints: Our attorneys file complaints with appropriate authorities to address harassment and retaliation.

Seeking Damages: We seek damages for any harm suffered due to the landlord’s retaliatory or harassing behavior.

Why Choose The Office of Gus Michael Farinella PC?

Experience and Expertise

With nearly 30 years of experience, The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC has established a reputation for providing exceptional legal representation in real estate and landlord-tenant disputes. 

Our attorneys possess extensive knowledge and expertise in conveyancing law, enabling us to deliver effective solutions tailored to each client's unique circumstances.

Compassionate Approach

We recognize that landlord-tenant disputes can be stressful and emotionally taxing. Our team is committed to offering compassionate and personalized service, ensuring that you feel supported and understood throughout the process.

We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide clear and concise explanations of your options.

Comprehensive Legal Services

Our firm offers a full range of tenant-focused legal services, including:

Initial Consultation: We will meet with you to discuss your situation and assess your needs, ensuring that we develop a targeted strategy for resolving your dispute.

Document Preparation: Our attorneys will meticulously prepare all necessary documents, including demand letters, complaints, and court filings, to ensure they are legally sound and enforceable.

Ongoing Support: We provide ongoing support and representation, including regular updates and strategic advice, to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the dispute.

Book Your Free Consultation Today

If you are a tenant facing a dispute with your landlord, don't face it alone. The Law Offices of Gus Michael Farinella PC is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward resolving your dispute.

Let our experienced and compassionate attorneys guide you through the landlord-tenant dispute resolution process and help you achieve the justice you deserve.