Hudson, NY asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I lost my place of residence as well as all my possessions in a fire. I was renting from my employer.

Am I entitled to any compensation ? I cannot work at this time.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry for your difficult situation. A landlord-tenant attorney could advise best here, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you have probably already explored whether there was an insurance policy in effect to cover for the fire loss. If not, that is something to do without delay. Reach out to landlord-tenant attorneys (and possibly employment attorneys if your housing was tied to employment in some type of agreement) to see if they might offer a free initial consultation to review your situation and outline available options. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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