The landlords of New York properties may hope that the relationships they share with their tenants will eventually evolve into friendships. Feeling such closeness may make the business matters inherent with their relationships to become mere formalities. Yet such arrangements are often not possible, especially when dealing with commercial properties. The complexities of operating a business often require tenants to ask a lot of their landlords, or may even prompt them to renegotiate their agreements to reflect changes with their companies. In such a situation, handling matters informally may inevitably lead to disputes.