Landlord owes me a brokers fee

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Landlord owes me a brokers fee

I rented an apt to my client where the Bldg
adverized they will pay me a one months fee
and said I will receive it within 2 months client
moving in which was 4/27/18
Im still waiting and they keep saying sorry they
had computer glitches or accounting confirmed
its coming in the weeks to come
I gave them an invoice as well as have emails
as proof they acknowledge they owe me
What can I do ?
I want to be paid already and at this point for
additional damages if possible

Asked on July 4, 2018 under Business Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You sue them--that's how you get money when someone owes you payment but won't voluntarily make it. You would sue for "breach of contract": that is, for violating the agreement under which you would bring them a tenant and they would pay you the fee. You can only recover what they owe you under the agreement (i..e the 1 month's commission or fee), unless you had a written agreement which provided for additional payments (or, say, attorney's fees) in a case like this. In breach of contract casses, you are limited to what you are owed under the contract.


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