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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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Understanding Single-Room Occupancy Laws

February 10, 2016 Single-room occupancy housing, or more commonly called SROs, exist throughout New York City. When purchasing such a dwelling without the proper paperwork, you will not be able to obtain a permit to do renovations, a buyer cannot evict the residents who are rent-regulated tenants, and the owner may be required to maintain  Full Article…

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How To Overcome Tenant Resistance To An MCI Application

By: Adam Leitman Bailey & Dov Treiman September, 2014 Part I: How To Overcome Tenant Resistance To An MCI Application I. General Overview Major Capital Improvement Increases (MCI’s) are a concept that parties can contract for if they are not subject to rent regulation. However, generally speaking, unregulated residential tenants rarely do contract for them.  Full Article…

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How to Use A Tenants’ Association to Defeat an MCI Application

I. General Overview Major Capital Improvement Increases (MCI’s) are a concept that parties can contract for if they are not subject to rent regulation. However, generally speaking, unregulated residential tenants rarely do contract for them. They are therefore, in a practical sense, uniquely belonging to the world of rent regulation and are a means whereby  Full Article…

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The Evolution of Rent Stabilization by Ambush, New York Law Journal

July 21st, 2008 Ever since its initial passage in 1969, the entire concept of rent stabilization has been fraught with controversy.1 While public policy experts continue to debate the wisdom of the existence of the entire system, legal experts are left to puzzle out when and where it does and does not apply. The over-arching  Full Article…

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Use Six Arguments to Beat Sanitation Violations

One big headache for many owners is getting hit with violations from the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS). These violations include not keeping the sidewalk in front of your building clean, not sweeping 18 inches into the street, and not properly maintaining garbage receptacles. And now that DOS has raised the minimum base fine for  Full Article…

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Money (That’s What I Want),Habitat

The 16-unit East Village co-op has come a long way. Many shareholders have been there from its days as a down-and-out rental building, through its conversion to a Housing Development Fund Corporation property to the present. Now, as a strong, self-managed co-op in a hot neighborhood, the prices of apartments have skyrocketed. The shareholders are  Full Article…

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Are Buyers of New Condos and Co-ops Subject to Caveat Emptor?

BY ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY AND JOHN M. DESIDERIO Before purchasing a condominium or cooperative apartment in a newly built high rise of six or more stories in New York, a prospective buyer needs to pay close attention to the warranty provisions of the sponsor’s offering plan and purchase agreement. Unless the agreement contains the sponsor’s  Full Article…

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