Entries by Steve

The Anatomy of a Great Construction Contract

A well-drafted construction contract clearly sets out the work to be done, the price to be paid for the work, and the terms and conditions of payment. The contract should also designate various foreseeable risks between the parties. When the parties allocate a list of potential risks, the contract becomes longer, but it reduces the […]

A Guide to What Actually Happens at a Real Estate Closing – Curbed University – Curbed NY

Ahh, the closing. You’ve found your dream home, put together your board package, passed a board interview, and now your conscience is steady. Right? Once you get to the closing, everything should be fine and dandy, but of course, there are always obstacles. Before the closing, your agent should accompany you on the “final walk-through” […]

NYC – Dealing with Delays in Housing Court

Dealing with Delays in Housing Court April 3, 2014 by Todd Nahins If you are a landlord in New York City and have been to Housing Court recently, you know the process of obtaining your overdue rent or trying a case has become exceedingly difficult. In the 1980s, a Civil Court judge was designated for […]

NYC – Deciding Whether to Amend Old Registrations

Deciding Whether to Amend Old Registrations May 29, 2014 by Dov Treiman The recent amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) have complicated an owner’s decision whether to amend old rent registrations. Here are a few new factors owners now have to consider: read rest of article here:  Deciding Whether to Amend Old Registrations.

NYC – High Rent Vacancy: Not Actually Automatic Deregulation

High Rent Vacancy: Not Actually Automatic Deregulation July 18, 2014 by Adam Leitman Bailey Throughout the residential housing industry, there is dangerous ignorance of the amendments promulgated this year, amending the Rent Stabilization Code. All owners should be reading as much as possible about these amendments. Business is simply not the same as it was. […]

NYC – Crack Down on Chronic Litigants

Crack Down on Chronic Litigants April 29, 2014 by William J. Neville Esq. Many tenants treat their landlords as banks where they can get interest-free loans. These are the tenants who chronically refuse to pay rent when due. They take advantage of the delays in the legal system to hold off paying the rent for […]