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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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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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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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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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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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5 Overlooked Clauses of a NY Residential Lease

When people move to Long Island or surrounding areas, there is a good chance that their first “home” will be a rental property. In fact, there is such high demand for rental property in Long Island, that the current vacancy rate is only 4%. What this means is a lot of people are viewing properties,…

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8 Title Defects that Could Delay Your Closing

There are few commercial real estate transactions that are finalized without the purchase of title insurance. In exchange for the premium payment, a title company insures the buyer’s title to the property. Typically, the insurance amount is up to the purchase price of the property. The reason most commercial purchasers, and a number of residential…

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