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KNOW YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS?

Wednesday, April 29 Know Your Rights Housing Forum Time: 6PM Location: Union Temple, 331 Hawthorne (Btw New York Ave and Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn
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LOOKING FOR A FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ATTORNEY?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic For Tenants I continue to work with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you with ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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ARTICLES OF DISORGANIZATION

Lena Hausman's Last Will and Testament provided that the rental income from property owned by an LLC would go to certain heirs. But because she signed the deed transferring the property two weeks ...
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HOPPITY-HOPPING TO HOMELESSNESS?

This story, forwarded to us by a reader, originally appeared in a ColoradoDaily.com post. Evicted for Easter bunnies? Boulder County woman asks jury to decide Attorney says decorations protected as ...
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UNLICENSED LANDSCAPER GETS MULCHED

In Hakimi v. Cantwell Landscaping & Design, Inc. , Farhad Hakimi claimed breach of contract stemming from landscaping work Cantwell performed on the homeowner's property. Apparently, when Hakimi ...
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TENANT DODGES LIABILITY FOR "ILLEGAL" WORK

One reason landlords hate when commercial or residential tenants perform alterations in their buildings is that the activity triggers liability for any injury that may occur, even when the work is ...
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LUCAS IN THE TIMES, AGAIN

Just in case you missed it, our partner Lucas A. Ferrara was in yesterday's New York Times. In a piece, entitled " Improvements in a Rental," Lucas offered his insights on whether or not ...
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THIS LEAK DIDN'T SURVIVE CLOSING

After purchasing John Della Croce's home, Keith DiPrima filed a small claims case alleging Della Croce had breached the parties' contact of sale. DiPrima claimed that before buying the home, he ...
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DEFINING "HOME IMPROVEMENT" WITH PRECISION

In Precision Mirror & Glass v. Dicostanzo, the Appellate Term, Second Department, reversed a Staten Island Civil Court order which granted Ben Dicostanzo summary judgment and dismissed Precision ...
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DESPITE WIN, TENANT DENIED FEES

To the victor belong the spoils, except, of course, in landlord-tenant cases. In First Ave. Village Corp. v. Harrison, a holdover case started against tenant Alexander Harrison was dismissed due the ...
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WHEN LEASE IS SILENT, LANDLORD HAS "REASONABLE TIME"

In Locke v. Nathanson, the Appellate Term, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts, recently examined how much time a landlord has to make repairs when no specific timeframe is delineated in the parties' ...
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SO, MADAM, DON'T SNIFF THE GLUE!

Most lease forms (whether they be commercial or residential in nature) require that tenants allow their landlords entry onto the premises for inspection and/or repairs. Failure to cooperate could lead ...
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DID SHE TRIP ON ART?

Nuri Taub tripped and fell while in space belonging to The Art Students League of New York. In a personal injury lawsuit failed against the League in the New York County Supreme Court, Taub was unsure ...
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WHY RED AND GREEN?

Most leases restrict what tenants can do within their apartments. Alterations, or other changes made without the owner's consent, are usually prohibited. By way of example, paragraph 10 of the The ...
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WANT A $4.3 MILLION RENT ABATEMENT? HERE'S HOW!

In 1997, Bates Advertising entered into a sixteen-year lease with its landlord, 498 Seventh, LLC, for 25% of the building located at 498 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. The 85-page lease, which provided ...
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IMAGINE THE FOUR SEASONS WITHOUT WINDOWS

What does it cost to replace 16 windows? Well, if we're talking about the presidential suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, try a whopping $300,000. In Hotel 57 LLC, dba Four Seasons Hotel New York v. ...
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TENANT SCREWED?

We have previously warned that performing alterations within one's commercial or residential space--without a landlord's written consent--is fraught with peril. Another appellate decision has ...
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BAD "IAIs" BEGET BIG "IOUs"

One of the ways an owner may increase the rent of a regulated unit is by making substantial improvements, repairs, and/or providing additional services. With rent-stabilized units, for example, the ...
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PLAYING "BOB THE BUILDER" CAN BE HAZARDOUS...

"Bob the Builder" is all the rage with kids and parents alike. You'll find his image on clothing, dinnerware, fruit snacks, lunch boxes, and toys. There's even a popular PBS program featuring Bob, his ...
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