Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Landlord-Tenant-DisputesKatchko, Vitiello, and Karikomi, PC is adept at litigating and negotiating both sides of landlord-tenant disputes. Landlords and tenants may need to turn to a courtroom to resolve an eviction, repairs, pest infestation, or a dispute over the lease agreement.

For Tenants:

Eviction can come in many forms. A landlord may seek to evict you if you have breached a term of your lease including failure to timely pay rent, improper or illegal use of the property, or unauthorized subletting, among others. Eviction can also be retaliatory where the landlord improperly seeks to evict a tenant on an unjustifiable basis.

Frequently tenants are left facing frustrations brought on by a lack of or delay of necessary repairs, which are often detrimental to their health or well-being.The following can serve as the basis for a lawsuit against a landlord:

  • Failure to repair health and safety code violations
  • No heat or hot water
  • Missing or inoperable smoke alarms
  • Unsafe stairs
  • Rodent or insect infestations
  • Improperly installed doors and windows
  • Unsanitary trash conditions
  • Mold on walls, ceilings and other surfaces
  • Gas leaks
  • Bad Landlords
  • Uncertain or ambiguous lease terms

For Landlords:

Katchko, Vitiello, and Karikomi, PC will act swiftly to protect your rights and property against delinquent or desisting tenants, saving you both time and money. Whether your property is residential or commercial, our office can and will handle all aspects of litigating such a dispute including:

  • Preparation of timeline for each case
  • Drafting and service of Notice to Quit
  • Drafting and service of Unlawful Detainer lawsuit
  • Mediation/Arbitration or other Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trial