Real Estate

Bikhman & Vinbaytel, P.C., and its partners are experienced and knowledgeable in all types of real estate matters and real property law in New York City. We serve both local and international clients, ranging from individual property owners and small companies to co-op and condominium buildings and owners of large commercial properties. We provide our clients with customized legal advise, from routine issues to high-stakes litigation and complex transactions.

Our attorneys handle the full spectrum of commercial and residential real estate matters:

  • Acquisitions and sales of commercial and residential real property
  • All types of Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Residential & Commercial Lease Review
  • Residential & Commercial Property Management

Landlord & Tenant Law:

  • Eviction and nonpayment
  • Holdover and repairs
  • Commercial landlord-tenant issues

Landlord Tenant

In landlord and tenant disputes, knowledge is power. Experienced counsel is key to success when one’s home or business is placed in jeopardy by a court proceeding or action. We have gained expertise in preserving safe housing and protecting a person’s right to live in their own home and conduct their business through 30 years combined experience and courthouse advocacy in the complex arena of housing and tenant and landlord law.

Our comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of landlord-tenant law, city nuisance and code enforcement procedures, and the eviction process in New York can help you resolve whatever difficult lease situation you might be facing. Here are a few of the common landlord-tenant disputes we can help you with:

  • Residential and commercial summary proceedings for possession
  • Business lease review
  • Breach of lease
  • Cancellation or renewal of lease or lease options
  • Sublease disputes and rent control problems
  • Breach of covenant, or breach of warranty of habitability
  • Cooperative conversions
  • Mitchell-Lama housing
  • Primary Residence Proceedings

We handle all matters relating to litigation and preservation of tenant rights inclusive of proceedings based upon claims of rent, repair (HP proceedings), warranty of habitability, holdover cases involving breach of lease, owner’s personal use, refusal to renew lease, nuisance, demolition, etc., cooperatives and condominiums, commercial, office and Loft Law premises, in all New York City Courts and local New York State Supreme Courts; Conversion of Mitchell-Lama housing development to rental or cooperative housing, representing tenants in occupancy; Cooperative conversions in New York City representing tenants in occupancy; Administrative proceedings involving enforcement of tenant rights in rent regulated housing at NYC HPD and at New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (rent overcharge, harassment, lease refusal, rent reduction, PAR proceedings, Article 78 proceedings, etc.; Subleasing of rent regulated residential premises.

New York City is well-known for its rent-control and -stabilization regulations, along with the contentious nature of landlord-tenant relationships these rules can generate. Landlords have been successfully lobbying in the last few years to reduce the impact of rent regulation, restrict tenants’ rights, and expand their abilities to deregulate apartments. This search for higher profits is often in direct conflict with tenants’ fundamental need for decent housing.

As a skilled New York Landlord/Tenant Attorneys, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the guidance you need to preserve your safe housing, protect your right to live in your own home, and conduct your business.

Contact us today to arrange a no obligation consultation using our online consultation request form below, or call our New York office at 718.376.0216