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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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5 Protections a Landlord Wants in Any Long Island Lease

Landlords of commercial property are typically the more sophisticated party when it comes to Long Island lease agreements. Yet, even landlords that have negotiated dozens of lease agreements and worked with several tenants can miss or mistake key clauses in a Long Island lease. Whether you are tackling your first lease or your fiftieth, here…

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4 Things to Know About Your HOA in New York

If you are looking to purchase a piece of property in a development or planned neighborhood in Long Island, there is a good chance you will need to follow the requirements and requests of the homeowners’ association or HOA. When in this position as a buyer, you should understand exactly what it means that your…

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Why Is a Long Island Real Property Deed So Important?

In the world of online records and electronic files, there is little to no need for paper documents and “real” signatures. In fact, the use of electronic documents is pervasive in nearly every aspect of our lives. We send applications, letters of dismissal, contracts, love letters, and photos digitally. It is the most consistent form…

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