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6 Things the Inspector Should Check in a Long Island Home Inspection

Most residential real estate contracts give the buyer an opportunity to perform inspections on the property. These home inspections are a way to evaluate the condition and value of Long Island property, and a buyer shouldn’t overlook or underestimate their importance. Typically, a buyer will hire a professional home inspector to handle the actual review…

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Food for Thought: 5 Unique Considerations of a Restaurant Lease

Restaurants represent a substantial number of the commercial leases signed in Long Island each year. Actually, between bars, restaurants, cafes, and coffee houses, restaurant leases are one of the growing sectors in commercial leasing throughout Long Island, New York City, and surrounding counties. Yet, these leases are unique in form and substance from those signed…

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What Does It Cost to Hire a Long Island Residential Real Estate Lawyer?

When it comes to commercial property, buyers and sellers are nearly certain to hire a Long Island real estate lawyer to handle the transaction. Without a real property lawyer, parties to a commercial transaction risk significant financial and business consequences. Savvy commercial parties know that inaccurate documents, bad negotiations, lacking due diligence, and issues at…

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How Do Zoning Changes Impact Your Long Island Property?

Cities, towns, and counties have employed zoning laws for over 100 years. In fact, the first citywide zoning structure and resolution was implemented in New York City back in 1916. At this time, zoning laws were the necessary solution to a problem experienced by nearly every U.S. city. Commercial uses, such as warehouses, industrial plants,…

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How Can You Co-Own a Property in New York?

There are many reasons to purchase property in New York with a co-owner. When it comes to residential property, the most common motive for joint ownership is marriage, but this is hardly the only time joint or co-ownership is desired. Friends, family members, and investment partners have all decided to own Long Island property under…

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The 5 Most Common Property Problems Among Long Island Neighbors

Neighbors in Long Island are known for sharing backyard BBQs and block parties. It isn’t uncommon for perfect strangers to become friends simply by proximity and sharing a property line. But as a residential real estate law firm, we know neighbors don’t always get along. Sometimes, arguments over property boundaries and renovations even land neighbors…

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What is a Holdover Eviction & How to Avoid It

As a residential lease agreement is negotiated and signed, all parties to the lease hope the tenancy proceeds without issues or disagreements. Landlords want tenants to pay rent in a timely manner, use the property for an intended purpose, and upkeep the property throughout the lease term. Tenants want landlords to provide clear instruction on…

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Red Flags for Any Long Island Homebuyer

Buying a new home is an exciting time for residents of Long Island. It’s often a new start or a step forward – for some families buying a house is the fruition of a collective and longtime dream. Before signatures are placed on purchase contracts and closing documents, buyers are already discussing possible renovations and…

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