Termination of New York Commercial Leases based on Violation of New York Law

New York landlords may terminate a commercial lease agreement based on a tenant utilizing a leased premise for a violation of New York or U.S. Federal Law.  A recent NY court holding leads credence to the understanding that even a single violation of law related directly to the illegal use of a New York leased property can lead to the the ability of the NY landlord to immediately void the NY lease and seek eviction. New York Real Property Law Eviction for Illegal Use of Property New York Real Property Law Sec. 231(1) allows for a NY landlord to immediately evict a NY tenant for using the leased property, in New York, for an illegal trade or other illegal use of the prmises.  Hayes & Simon attorneys suggest, also, having a clause in your New York commercial lease agreement noting that you have the right to evict a New York

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