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Walter Sage Jennings

Walter Sage Jennings

Successfully Representing New York City Tenants Since 1971
  • Landlord Tenant
  • New York
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Biography

I am an expert in landlord tenant and real estate law, I have been practicing in NYC since 1971 and have been successfully helping residential and commercial tenants and landlords resolve their issues.

Besides being a lawyer, I am a native New Yorker and former Opera singer, I have recorded and performed internationally.Prior to opening this firm, I was a Senior Staff Attorney with the New York City Legal Aid Society and Special Counsel to the New York State Assembly. I have been featured on Tenant Talk Radio, represented thousands of individual tenants and property owners with a variety of real estate litigation issues.

Currently I am representing NYC tenants facing eviction due to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as lease negotiation and renewals, holdovers, succession rights, AirBnB issues, any dispute a tenant can have with a landlord I have handled.

I offer free phone consultations to review matters ensuring that the case is a good fit for my firm as well as that we are a good fit for the client.

Practice Area
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English
Education
St Johns University
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 1232040
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of Walter Jennings P.C.
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. My tenant lawyer discontinued my Case without my consent though we have all the proofs to win the case, what to do now?
A: I answeredyour question on Avvo. just now. please refer to it.
Q. Hello! I recently moved out of an apartment in woodhaven, 1 year prior to the official lease ending.
A: Based on what you have described, we do not have enough information to answer this in full. But if you have left some occupant in the apartment who was not paying rent to anyone, you may still be liable for the rent, depending on what the facts. However if the occupant that you left in the apartment has been paying rent in his name you may have a defense that the landlord has acquiesced to his occupancy then you would not be liable. I suggest you call us or a landlord tenant attorney to fill the missing information needed to properly advise you.
Q. Can my landlord rise the rent as he wishes because it's "fair marker value" ? I've been here for a year already.
A: In my opinion and assuming you are not rent regulated; the landlord can raise the rent a reasonable amount every lease renewal. A $100 increase would not be considered unreasonable.
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Contact & Map
420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 300
New York, NY 10170
Telephone: (212) 732-0091
Fax: (866) 419-1606
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Additional hours are by appointment.