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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…


Departmental Divide on Shareholder Family Occupancy

December 12, 2017 By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss a split among the First and Second Department Appellate Divisions on their interpretations of a common clause in proprietary leases for cooperative apartments relating to whether a proprietary lessee must live in the apartment simultaneously with a close  Full Article…


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…


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…


When Email Exchanges Become Binding Contracts

August 8, 2017 by Adam Leitman Bailey and John Desiderio In Stonehill Capital Management v. Bank of the West, 28 NY3d 439 (2016), the New York Court of Appeals held that an agreement to sell a distressed loan, in the auction loan trading market, was enforceable without the execution of a formal written contract. While  Full Article…