Tenant Representation

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Every tenant deserves safe, habitable housing and fair treatment under their lease agreement. When landlords violate rental laws or your rights as a tenant, you need aggressive legal representation to protect your tenancy and hold them accountable.

At The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C., our commercial and residential tenant rights litigation team provides unwavering advocacy for renters facing disputes with landlords. We understand the stress and urgency of potential eviction, uninhabitable conditions, business shutdowns due to non working utilities, building-wide service shutdowns, or other serious rental conflicts. Our attorneys will vigorously defend your rights and interests as a tenant.

Our litigation team takes on landlords and property management companies over a wide range of rental issues related to residential and commercial tenancies, including:

Eviction Defense

Non-payment disputes

Alleged lease violations

Discriminatory eviction practices

Improper eviction procedures

Uninhabitable & Unusable Conditions  

Lack of repairs/maintenance

Housing code violations

Hazardous living conditions

Constructive eviction scenarios

Failure of essential services

Disruptions to operations

Buildout, Construction & Improvement Disputes

Security Deposit Disputes

Wrongfully withheld deposits

Excessive deductions  

Failure to provide accounting


Discriminatory practices

Unlawful rent increases

Utility shutoffs

Violation of privacy rights

Rent Overcharges & Fee Claims

Improper rent increase demands

Excessive miscellaneous fees

Improper utility/tax pass-throughs

Alexander Paykin, Esq.

Whether you or your company is facing eviction threats, unlawful lockouts, unmet operating obligations or other lease controversies, our attorneys can intervene to preserve your tenancy and assert your rights.  While our litigators have extensive experience battling both residential and commercial landlords through trials and appeals, we strive to resolve disputes expediently and cost-effectively whenever possible.  We evaluate each client's situation to determine if aggressive litigation, settlement negotiation or alternative dispute resolution provides the most pragmatic path forward.  With our deep familiarity with the leasing frameworks, landlord-tenant laws and prominent local landlords, we are able to formulate strong legal defenses and leverage advantageous bargaining positions.  We aim to keep businesses operating while minimizing revenue disruption.

Do not allow overbearing commercial landlords to jeopardize your company's success and investment. Let our litigation team protect your tenancy and business interests. Call us today for a consultation.  No matter the complexity, monetary value, or opposition you face, our firm has the resources and talent to vigorously represent your interests. Our attorneys work relentlessly to position your case for the best possible outcome through litigation.

The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C. can assist with all litigation matters in the New York State Courts in New York, Queens, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Dutchess Counties and appeals to the 1st and 2nd Departments of the Appellate Division.

Our office can also handle actions pending in the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as appeals to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, arbitration with the American Arbitration Association and commercial disputes in the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan.