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What to Do If Your Long Island Landlord Won’t Make Necessary Repairs

It’s an age-old problem between landlords and tenants. Something breaks. The tenant tries to get it fixed. The landlord takes his or her sweet time about it. But what can you actually do when this problem arises? You have rights, but actually getting the problem fixed isn’t necessarily straightforward. Know what falls under the “Warranty…

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose: What’s the Smarter Move?

It’s natural to want to put your property in the best possible light when you go to sell. In addition to feeling some embarrassment over problems your home might have, you may be worried you won’t be able to sell the property at all if you tell potential buyers all about the problems the structure…

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Are MCI Rent Increases About to Become a Thing of the Past?

Tenants in rent-stabilized housing across Long Island might notice their rents going up lately. Can they do anything about it? This is happening because many landlords are concerned about state Senate efforts to end or limit MCI rent increases, an initiative the Governor is on board with. Why is this happening? Landlords want to get…

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What Are the Most Common Property Disputes During a Purchase?

You found your dream property on Long Island. Whether it was the perfect piece of commercial real estate for your budding yoga business or the ideal home for your growing family, this is a time for a glass of champagne and congratulations. Not so fast. The process of purchasing a property on Long Island, or…

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These Six Tips Can Lead to a Good Landlord/Tenant Relationship

Why do landlord and tenant relationships turn sour a few months into a lease term in Long Island? Usually, the cause is a disagreement over maintenance or neglected responsibilities. Sometimes there are arguments over rent or changes to the building. In all of these instances, the situation is not only solvable but entirely avoidable. Here…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Commercial Real Estate

Any commercial real estate investment carries some risk. First and foremost, commercial real estate involves a substantial financial investment. Whether you are an experienced real estate investor or purchasing commercial real estate for the first time, accruing debt and expenses to buy commercial real estate can be overwhelming. You want to be certain the stresses…

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Breaking Your Long Island Lease: 5 Things You Need to Know

Finding the right apartment on Long Island is an exciting moment and a cause for celebration. That is the moment you have a new home, new space to design and create memories, and a safe space to sleep at night. However, this celebration can turn to consternation and concern if you need to break your…

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What You Can Do Now to Protect Your Property from Seasonal Changes

Long Island’s vibrant seasons give us warm, stunning summers out in the Hamptons and snowy, festive winters, where you may actually have a white Christmas. Yet, the changing temperatures and inclement weather cause damage and to your Long Island real property. As a residential real estate law firm, our team works with many homeowners looking…

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Residential Property Sales: A Seller’s Disclosure Requirements

At one point in time, all residential property in Long Island came with a noticeable and necessary “buyer beware” caveat. Residential property sales routinely placed the risk of damages and defects on the buyer, making inspections and due diligence crucial to the home-buying process on Long Island. It is still necessary for a buyer to…

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