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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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Flipping Houses: 3 Tips from a NY Residential Real Estate Lawyer

Thanks to the success of shows on HGTV and other networks, the world of flipping houses has become mainstream. Property owners around Long Island are taking a chance on a fixer-upper, and trying to turn a seemingly lost cause into a big success. However, there are a lot of considerations and concerns that should come…

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Do Buyers Need a Realtor If They Hire a NY Real Property Lawyer?

If you are looking to buy a house on Long Island, there is a good chance you are also looking for assistance with this process. An NY real property lawyer can represent you throughout the process of buying a home, including assistance with your offer, contract, inspection, due diligence, and closing. A residential realtor performs…

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What Happens to NY Real Property When a Relative Dies Without a Will?

Estate planning is an important process for anyone that owns NY real property. It is through appropriate estate documents that ownership of your real estate is passed in accordance with your wishes. Without a will and other estate planning documents, all of your assets, including real estate, are passed in accordance with the probate laws…

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A Guide to Rent Escalation Clauses in a Long Island Lease

Today, the majority of commercial lease agreements in Long Island will contain a rent escalation clause. This standard section of the lease delineates the terms for how and when rent increases throughout the lease term. There are several ways to structure a rent escalation clause, and the exact terms can become a major point of…

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Things to Consider Before Buying a Landmarked Building on Long Island

If you always dreamed of renovating a historic building or home in Long Island, you probably had visions of preserving old floors and peeling back wallpaper. You may have pictured crown molding and original details. However, you probably didn’t envision or picture the legal obligations and building code requirements you’d need to follow during the…

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