Governor Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature are showing real leadership in extending critical tenant protections while also recognizing the importance of preserving the rights of landlords, who are also struggling as a result of the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Practice Area: Real Property Law
The disastrous collapse in Surfside, Florida of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South condominium tower should set off alarm bells in New York City, wherein it is estimated there presently are more than 1 million buildings.
At this critical juncture, to prevent homelessness and the unnecessary displacement of families, it is imperative to review New York nonpayment eviction law, with a focus on the procedural protections available to tenants.
Unfortunately, the landscape is anything but clear when it comes to the procedures surrounding tax lien foreclosures, particularly where surplus results from a sale.
Like every other aspect of life in New York, over the past year, real property leasing, lending and sales have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless tenants and property owners have failed to pay full rent or mortgage payments, but have been protected from immediate dispossession through at least May 1, 2021 … Continued
There is no excuse for an attorney using client funds for their own benefit. That is going to get you suspended no matter what.
At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, held on January 13, 2021, upon due notice at which a quorum was present and acted throughout, the following Resolution was adopted: WHEREAS, the Section recognizes that the conduct of real property closings during the … Continued
Whether representing condominium boards, homeowners’ associations, cooperatives, or landlords, attorneys practicing real property law, or in related areas, should be familiar with the use of various New York Mental Hygiene Law tools when faced with worrisome conduct of a symptomatic mentally ill individual in a a building or residence.