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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 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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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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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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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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Whose Job is it Anyway? Maintenance Questions in Commercial Leases

There are several disputes that continuously arise under a commercial lease. Without a doubt the most common are questions of rent payment, or more than likely nonpayment. However, closely following discrepancies over adequate and timely rent payment are questions of maintenance and improvements to the leased property. Time and again when a pipe bursts or…

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What Is a Mixed-Use Development and What Are the Benefits?

New York City is poised to have a massive new development up and open in 2018. Hudson Yards was first announced years ago and the groundbreaking took place in 2012, but a development of this size takes time. Now, the 960,000 square foot building, located at the corner of 30th Street and 10th Avenue in…

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The Right Way to Handle a Commercial Tenant Eviction

Commercial landlords understandably struggle with the process of tenant eviction. Often, simply mentioning a lapse in rental payment or other contractual obligation feels confrontational. Evicting a commercial tenant can be even more difficult and unpleasant. It is not uncommon for landlords to receive pushback, frustration, and even anger from commercial tenants that face eviction. However,…

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