Category Archives: Advice and Tips

Apartment Hunting in New York City – Part 2

*** Previous *** And finally, some tips and warnings! Brokers Use Brokers for no-fee apartments and be very clear that you don’t want to see apartments with fees. Some realty companies have arrangements with landlords to show their unit without … Continue reading

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Apartment Hunting in New York City – Part 1

Here One Day – Gone the Next! When you see an apartment in New York City that sounds promising, you must call or email immediately. Don’t wait for anything (even work) – contact them immediately and set up the earliest-possible … Continue reading

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Subletting Your New York City Apartment – Part 2

*** Previous *** Preparing your New York Apartment for Subletting Relocate or store all your valuables: you don’t want to spend your time away worrying about your prized possessions being stolen, damaged or lost. Maintain a spotless apartment. Remember that … Continue reading

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Subletting Your New York City Apartment – Part 1

When most people think ‘New York’ they think of small spaces with very high rents. That’s why renters who know they’re going to be out of town for weeks or even months shudder just thinking about the wasted rent money … Continue reading

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Commercial Leases: Negotiating a Tenant-Friendly Lease in New York – Part 4

*** Previous *** Tenant Allowance is an amount of money paid to the Lessee by the Lessor; used to finalize construction and completion of the lease area. Determine the insurance responsibilities of both the Lessor and the Lessee. Maintenance of … Continue reading

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Commercial Leases: Negotiating a Tenant-Friendly Lease in New York – Part 3

*** Previous *** Write and Submit an LOI (Letter of Intent) for Your Lease The Letter of Intent can be a daunting task for someone with no prior experience, so please contact George Russo and Associates for legal advice and … Continue reading

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Commercial Leases: Negotiating a Tenant-Friendly Lease in New York – Part 2

*** Previous *** Clause No. 8 Covers real estate tax charges. Clause No. 9 In the event of disagreements, this clause covers attorney fees obligations. Clause No. 10 This covers compliance with ordinance and statutes. Clause No. 11 Clarifies assignment … Continue reading

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Commercial Leases: Negotiating a Tenant-Friendly Lease in New York – Part 1

In general, most people understand leases for residential property and the way they work. However, commercial leases are an entirely different matter, and if you’re not familiar with them they can seem quite daunting for a new commercial tenant. Commercial … Continue reading

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Searching Property Records in Queens

Every state and county maintains accurate public records relating to property. Accessing these records can be achieved by requesting an online report or attending a county office. Records available to the public include foreclosures and deeds, and property tax payments. … Continue reading

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Evicting Tenants in Brooklyn Using a Section 8 Notice

Most property owners understand that they can’t evict a tenant for no obvious reason: not liking your tenant for whatever reason is not good enough – there must be a very clear and legal reason for the eviction. If not, … Continue reading

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