New York City's Housing Maintenance Code has always had a broad definition of owner harassment. That definition includes repeated acts or admissions that substantially interfere or disturb the comfort … [Read more...] about NYC Expands Definition of Landlord Harassment
Whether you’ve just gone through the due diligence process following the purchase of a building, or have been a building owner for years, I always suggest extensively reviewing a building’s legal rent … [Read more...] about Are the Legal Rents in Your Building Lawful?
An RPAPL §745(2) Order, commonly called a rent deposit order, is an order from the Housing Court in a summary proceeding which orders the tenant or occupant to pay rent or use and occupancy. The law … [Read more...] about What’s a Rent Deposit Order?
Joint wills are valid in New York. That said, are they the best estate planning tool for a couple to utilize? Ultimately that decision is the couple's decision to make. One problem with a joint … [Read more...] about Entering into a Joint Will in New York
Many landlords in New York have found themselves in a predicament when a tenant dies in an apartment and the New York City Police Department have sealed the apartment. If a landlord’s agent asks the … [Read more...] about Legal Possession of an Apartment Sealed by the NYPD After the Death of the Tenant