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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Money Judgment for Client That Represents Past-Due Rent Plus Use and Occupancy

When a landlord sought Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s help in trying to recover possession from a holdover tenant who did not pay rent for several months, the attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. defeated the tenant’s claims and prevailed on the case.

In this case, the true owner of the property lived out of state. Consequently, the owner assigned power of attorney to her son for the purpose of making business decisions related to the property. The tenants attempted to argue that this power of attorney was insufficient to authorize the son to lease the property.  Not only did the attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. convince the court that the power of attorney was sufficient, the court noted that the power of attorney was not essential and the son “could have operated the property as his mother’s agent without the power of attorney or any other writing.”

Additionally, the tenants attempted to argue that the owner of the property had an enforceable agreement to renew their lease. By showing that the tenants made unauthorized improvements to the property, coupled with the past-due rent, the lawyers at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. successfully argued that no such agreement to renew the lease existed.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. obtained a money judgment for the client that represents the past-due rent plus use and occupancy.

Christopher Halligan represented the client in court, while Dov Treiman and Jamie Schare Friedland  drafted the papers.

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