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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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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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A Guide for First Time Homebuyers in Long Island

Buying your first home is an exciting adventure. There are open houses, showings, and late night conversations with loved ones over the many options. Then you find the perfect property, and it is a thrill to make an offer. Whether you fall in love with the first home you see or the thirtieth, the home…

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Give & Take: The Basics of Real Property Easements in Long Island

Dealing with easements, right of ways, restrictive covenants, and other land use issues can be old hat for commercial developers in Long Island. However, residential property purchasers and first time real estate investors are often surprised by these permissions and restrictions. Many times, a buyer isn’t even aware of an easement until the property is…

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How Do NY’s Short-Term Rental Laws Affect Your Summer Airbnb?

Summer brings a significant number of tourists to New York City and its boroughs. More visitors are finding their way to areas such as Brooklyn, Long Island, Williamsburg, Rutherford, and Yonkers thanks to the popular rental website Airbnb. However, this is the first summer New Yorkers are renting their real estate under the state’s ban…

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