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New Rent Laws Abrogate No-Mitigation Rule in Residential Leases

By Massimo F. D’Angelo  July 12, 2019 The recently enacted Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on June 14, 2019, has now completely abrogated the no-mitigation rule in the context of residential leases. In 1995, the Court of Appeals in Holy Properties Ltd., L.P. v. Kenneth Cole Productions,  Full Article…

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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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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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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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