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New Rules of Substantial Rehabilitation to Remove Units from Rent Regulation Part II

By Adam Leitman Bailey Assuming the criterion that the building is substandard or deteriorated has been met, this means that it has conditions that are in violation of law. In New York City, this creates an automatic right by the landlord to have access to the apartment for purposes of curing these violations, that is, to  Full Article…

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Court of Appeals to Decide Two Cases With Major Landlord-Tenant Implications

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman   February 19, 2019 Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss “Collazo v. Netherland Property Assets” and “Maddicks v. Big City Properties” — two cases which outcomes may signal “potentially enormous changes in how practitioners will practice landlord-tenant law.” In front of the Court of Appeals are two cases which outcomes  Full Article…

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The New Rules of Seeking a Buyout of a Rent-Regulated Tenant

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman January 29, 2019 The New Rules of Seeking a Buyout of a Rent-Regulated Tenant In their Rent Regulation column, Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss how recent changes to the New York City Administrative Code along with a recent decision in the Appellate Term, First Department, have  Full Article…

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New Rules of Substantial Rehabilitation to Remove Units from Rent Regulation

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman December 11, 2018 In their Real Estate Trends column, Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss a pair of new decisions from the Appellate Term, First Department which have toughened the standards under which a landlord may claim a substantial rehabilitation exemption from rent stabilization, the effect of  Full Article…

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Pay When Paid, Limits and Limitations

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman October 10, 2018 Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss “Pay-if-Paid” clauses in construction contracts and write: “Like many jurisdictions across the United States, New York outlaws Pay-If-Paid clauses, but, in New York’s case, only indirectly.” Construction projects entail financial risk—risks for the owners of the property, risks  Full Article…

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2017, The Year of Many New Landlord-Tenant Laws

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman  June 12, 2018  Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss the many enactments related to harassment, bedbugs, and smoking, the first two of which expand tenants’ rights and the final one intended to constrict them. On Aug. 9, 2017 and in the ensuing months, becoming effective at scattered times over  Full Article…

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