Leases that protect you are and help avoid costly disputes and litigation.


One of the best ways to prevent commercial landlord-tenant disputes is to ensure that your commercial leases are written in a manner that protects you from future problems. However, even a well-crafted lease may not protect you from unforeseen circumstances.


Property damages are a very real threat to commercial property owners both inside and outside their facilities. Even a poorly driven vehicle can cause damage to expensive landscaping. When damages are inadvertently caused by a tenant or a guest of the tenant, you will probably need to charge the tenant for the damages.

When a tenant displays an unwillingness to pay for damages caused by employee, themselves or a guest, you will need to have the legal means to force the collection. These issues can often be settled with mediation or arbitration but when necessary, you need to be willing to litigate.


In nearly all cases, lease agreement payments are fixed at the time of the lease for a specific period of time. Once the original lease agreement has expired, property owners have the right to increase rent if they desire. At these times, tenants may threaten to leave the facility unless an agreement can be worked out. At Solomon Richman, P.C. we can help negotiate these types of disputes.

When leasing property to companies, from time to time a company may fail, leaving several months or even years on their lease payments. In order to ensure your rights are protected, certain documents must be filed to ensure that if assets are liquidated, you as a property owner have a say in the dispensation of any funds. Our job is to ensure your rights are protected.


After purchasing a commercial property, it is not uncommon for new owners to wish to renegotiate existing leases with tenants. In some cases, this may mean an increase in lease payments and/or a decrease in the length of the lease. Renegotiation of leases is critical to long-term success of your commercial real estate acquisitions. At Solomon Richman, P.C. we will help draft the necessary leases for all of your tenants and ensure that each part of the lease is enforceable under New York State law.


As a tenant, if you are involved in a dispute with a commercial landowner, we can help. Whether you believe the issues may be solved in an informal setting using arbitration or mediation, or if the issues are significant enough to require litigation, we can serve as a strong advocate to protect your rights.

Whether you are trying to avoid landlord-tenant disputes by crafting ironclad lease agreements, or you are currently involved in a dispute with one of your tenants, contact Solomon Richman, P.C. at (516) 437-6443 and schedule a consultation with one of our landlord-tenant dispute attorneys. We take pride in our ability to help both landlords and tenants resolve their disputes in a manner that works for both parties.

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