When can New York landlords re-take commercial space premises. Kiritsis Law 212 922 0005
Before diving into any significant legal depth on this tensely charged legal topic, readers need to keep in mind that lawyers are permitted to give legal advice and NOT illegal advice.
Top legal items to consider.Before gasping with confusion and/or disappointment, one needs to keep in mind, that in law, there is rarely the case, in which no proper legal defense can be erected. Vice versa, rarely if ever is the case, where a party may be totally inept in terms of options in pursuing its quest towards asserting it's legal rights. If the law in this area was not confusing enough pre-Covid 19 -- the recent coronavirus-related sparked law changes, may have served to add another wrinkle in the maze of NYC's landlord-tenant legal framework.
Focus on key legal concepts.Needless to say, but landlords who are construed to have conducted or even attempted to carry on an illegal eviction, could be subject to both civil and criminal type of legal liability exposures. A gray area with regards to this legal subject, often revolves around so called self-help style evictions. Although, the rules prohibiting such actions in residential type of premises tend to be very rigid -- their functioning equivalent, as far as, commercial use premises are concerned, may be somewhat more lax. Even in cases, where landlords may appear to have the law on their side, the practical realities are -- that if dealing with even a moderately well financed and/or particularly vindictive commercial tenant -- self-help style evictions may end up being a very expensive proposition in a long protracted litigation fight.