Tenant Harassment

Tenant Harassment:

Tenant harassment usually applies to tenants in rent-controlled buildings and occurs when a landlord “harasses” a tenant in an effort to get them to move out.  Examples of tenant harassment include:

  • Taking away services provided for in the lease
  • Entering the apartment without proper notice
  • Intimidating tenants or telling lies in an attempt to get the tenant to move out
  • Using threatening language or actions to get tenants to move out
  • Giving a “3 Day Notice” that is based on false charges, or giving notice when the landlord does not intend to take the matter to court
  • Refusing to do repairs that are required by law
  • Intentionally disturbing a tenant’s peace and quiet
  • Interfering with a tenant’s right to privacy
  • Refusing to accept a tenant’s rent payment without proper justification

If your landlord has done any of the above, you should consult an attorney immediately; especially if you have been served with an eviction notice.  Make sure to document all interactions and make all requests in writing to ensure that there is a trail showing all of the landlord’s violations.  This will help greatly in proving a case of tenant harassment and the landlord could be subject to fines, injunctions, attorney’s fees, and possibly criminal charges or punitive damages.  Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

If you have been served with an eviction notice, it is imperative that you act quickly!  Call us now for a free, no-obligation consultation to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to protect your rights.