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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 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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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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The Availability of Self-Help Evictions to Commercial Landlords

By: Adam Leitman Bailey & John M. Desiderio January 1st, 2006 A landlord may re-enter leased commercial premises peaceably, without resorting to court process, in those states where it is permitted, if the right to do so is expressly reserved in a commercial lease, either a) upon the tenant’s defaulting on the payment of rent  Full Article…

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