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At HZ Law we advocate for the rights of landlords and property owners. We bring an experienced depth of knowledge of rent regulatory laws, such as the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, Rent Control and landlord-tenant disputes.  A landlord-tenant dispute can occur regardless of a detailed agreement or lease. Many times, eviction notices such as notices to cure or notices of default, notices to quit, notice of termination and nonpayment, and holdover petitions are necessary to enforce the rights of an owner or landlord.

Rent Control and Rent Stabilization laws are a complicated maze of statutes favoring the tenant and present obstacles for owners or managing agents. Luxury decontrol is a hot-button issue in New York, as it is a legislatively created mechanism that removes apartments from the protections of the Rent Stabilization law. Essentially, they become part of the free market. Landlords benefit from this because they no longer have to determine rent within a legal framework. Rent can be increased on an annual basis and there is a greater freedom of choice of tenants for the landlord. Our firm has helped owners maximize profits through its pioneering work in this area.

The landlord-tenant dispute attorneys at HZ Law also have experience representing owners and landlords in commencing and prosecuting both residential and commercial non-payment proceedings and holdover proceedings on such grounds as owner occupancy, non-primary residence, illegal subletting and lease defaults. These also include issues such as rights of successions, illusory tenancy, properly exercised options and interpretation of additional rent provisions. No matter what real estate problem clients may encounter, our team of lawyers have the expertise to resolve them effectively.

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  • Bankruptcy and Creditor(s) Rights

    We provide representation to property owners and developers facing bankruptcy, as well, to help them safeguard their business interests.

  • Commercial Disputes

    Commercial disputes involving real estate can be complicated legal matters involving multiple parties and high‑dollar damages.

  • Mortgage Foreclosures

    At HZLAW, we handle all aspects of the foreclosure process, from the initial preparation of the case to the final surrender of the property back to our clients.

  • Co-op and Condo Conversions

    Co‑op/condo conversion plans must be developed according to strict rules established by the Attorney General’s office.

  • Landlord Tenant Disputes

    For our clients, we bring an experienced depth of knowledge of the rent regulatory laws such as the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, Rent Control and Loft Law, and landlord tenant disputes.

  • Real Estate Transactions/Financing

    We can facilitate the entire process, from preparing and reviewing all contracts and coordinating financing with the bank, to performing title reviews and attending the closing on your behalf.

  • Co-op and Condo Disputes

    At HZLAW we assist with the establishment of co‑ops and condos. We provide trusted counsel when a condo or co‑op board is put in place.

  • Leasing

    Leases are structured for our clients, landlords, small property owners, tenants, small business owners, retailers, and restaurant owners, to protect their immediate and long‑term interests in the property they own or possess.

  • About Company

    HORWITZ & ZIM LAW GROUP, P.C. (“HZLAW”) is a general practice firm specializing in Real Estate, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation in New York.