On June 14, 2019, the state of New York passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. The Act substantially alters nearly every aspect of building management in New York, from the … [Read more...] about Security Deposits Under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019
Changes in the composition of the New York State Senate in Albany may lead to some dramatic changes in the law that building owners should be aware of. One such change is proposed by Senate Bill … [Read more...] about The End of the Preferential Rent As We Know It?
Even though it’s getting warmer outside, New York City’s heating season isn’t over yet. Throughout the cold winter months and into the start of summer, in New York City, it's important that building … [Read more...] about NYC Building Owners Compliance During Winter Months
Most of the time, access between the landlord and the tenant is simple. The tenant notifies the landlord of a problem, and the landlord goes into the unit (or sends a representative), inspects, and … [Read more...] about Owner’s Right of Access
Some landlords have come up with a crafty way to make sure rent is paid on time by adding language to a lease that gives a tenant a discount if rent is paid by a certain date (for instance the fifth … [Read more...] about The Threat of a Recharge Where Rent Discount Provision Exists in a Lease
One of the more obvious changes in our culture over the last few years is the increasing acceptance of companion animals. That cultural change has proven so pervasive that it has even trickled down to … [Read more...] about What Happens to Companion Animals in an Eviction?
Most commercial leases are between the landlord and the commercial entity, not an individual. However, that does not mean the landlord has no recourse against individuals or, likewise, does not mean … [Read more...] about What Is a “Good Guy Guarantee”?
Most landlords are aware of the obligation to offer a rent-stabilized tenant a renewal lease, but some may be confused about how to proceed when a tenant does not — or refuses to — sign that renewal … [Read more...] about Renewal Leases — From a Landlord’s Perspective
Recently, NYC made it a little tougher for short-term (30 days or less) rental platforms to operate. On July 18, 2018, the New York City Council unanimously approved a new short-term rental … [Read more...] about NYC v. Airbnb: Restrictions Apply
Building owners in New York City need to be diligent in preventing their properties from being used for short-term leasing by tenants (e.g., the use of Airbnb). Even when leases don't … [Read more...] about Building Owners: The Dangers of Permitting Short-Term Rentals