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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  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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The Newest New York City Real Estate Laws That Property Owners and Occupants Must Know in 2018

January 16, 2018 By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman 2017 was an astounding year in New York City real estate. Especially on August 9, 2017, but to become effective at scattered times over the ensuing year, the City Council enacted numerous provisions falling into three distinct areas: general property owner/landlord and shareholder/unit owner/tenant relations,  Full Article…

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When Should a Landlord Hire a Lawyer?

November 14, 2017 By Adam Leitman Bailey When 8.5 million people are living vertically in a city that’s only 22.7 square miles large, landlord–tenant battles and tenant versus tenant wars are a daily occurrence. All landlords should hire a lawyer when a tenant fails to pay rent, properly take care of the property, when any other  Full Article…

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How to Navigate HPDʼs Alternative Enforcement Program

November 1, 2017 By Massimo F. D’Angelo The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”), touts its Alternative Enforcement Program (“AEP”), which was established in 2007, as one of the City’s “most effective enforcement tools for addressing distressed properties.” In theory, AEP’s fundamental purpose is to combat the City’s urban blight by forcing  Full Article…

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