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Premises problem, should I withhold rent? / Zoc Doc update?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

 

March 5, 2019

 

 

Question: 


Hi Jennifer,

I have a premises problem; leaks and ceiling and floor damage.  I am sick of asking for relief from my landlord.  I should not have to keep paying rent. Can I set off/withhold? 

Thanks, Dr. L


Answer:
 
Two wrongs do not make a right.  While the Landlord may be in default of the lease by not correcting a leak or other damage (depends on the language of your lease if that is the case), you will most certainly be in default by failing to pay rent.  Default for non payment will likely (quickly) result in an eviction proceeding, which in Landlord / Tenant court is one of the faster reliefs granted through the court system.  I recommend you try another way than rent withhold.  Engage counsel and start with a legal letter demanding lease compliance, and then if no response, we can discuss recourse for default.  
 


Zoc Doc update?

Anyone have updates for the group on updated pricing conversations??
 

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Premises problem, should I withhold rent? / Zoc Doc update? - March 5, 2019 - Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Article

Premises problem, should I withhold rent? / Zoc Doc update?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

 

March 5, 2019

 

 

Question: 


Hi Jennifer,

I have a premises problem; leaks and ceiling and floor damage.  I am sick of asking for relief from my landlord.  I should not have to keep paying rent. Can I set off/withhold? 

Thanks, Dr. L


Answer:
 
Two wrongs do not make a right.  While the Landlord may be in default of the lease by not correcting a leak or other damage (depends on the language of your lease if that is the case), you will most certainly be in default by failing to pay rent.  Default for non payment will likely (quickly) result in an eviction proceeding, which in Landlord / Tenant court is one of the faster reliefs granted through the court system.  I recommend you try another way than rent withhold.  Engage counsel and start with a legal letter demanding lease compliance, and then if no response, we can discuss recourse for default.  
 


Zoc Doc update?

Anyone have updates for the group on updated pricing conversations??
 

Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
Click here to learn about
K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!