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Checking a Tenant’s Background in Brooklyn – Part 2

*** Previous *** Complete the Application Process If the interview goes well and you believe you’d be satisfied having this person as a tenant, ask the potential tenant to fill out an application to rent. The application form will include … Continue reading

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Checking a Tenant’s Background in Brooklyn – Part 1

As a landlord it’s very important that you check the background of any potential tenant. Knowing a tenant’s background will assist the landlord in detecting any potential issues, prior to signing a lease.  If it turns out that a tenant … Continue reading

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Subletting Your New York Apartment – Part 2

*** Previous *** Ensure Your Tenant Is Trustworthy Even though you may be subletting your apartment, you’ll still be partially responsible for it, so make sure the person you sublet to is honest, trustworthy, and mature. If possible, it’s advisable … Continue reading

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Subletting Your New York Apartment – Part 1

Are you currently in the position where you need to sublet your apartment? Perhaps your company is moving you interstate in your employment, or you’ve found an alternative, more-suitable rental; however your current lease hasn’t yet expired. If you’re in … Continue reading

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Buying Property You Rent in NYC

Locating and securing a decent apartment rental in NYC can often seem Herculean in scope. After spending weeks or months viewing places, negotiating, and finally signing a lease, there follows the work of furnishing and making a rental into a … Continue reading

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Buying a Home in NYC Gets a Little Easier

Most of the overviews of property hunting and real estate development in New York City concentrate on prices – and for very good reason – and the square footage those prices get you. However, there’s another just as important aspect … Continue reading

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Rising Rents Call for a Brooklyn Real Estate Attorney

The old truism remains in force: When rents rise past a certain point, it generally makes more sense to purchase a property if you’re able to find financing, for the simple reason that as rents rise they often approach – … Continue reading

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Buying in a Bubble: The Value of a NYC Real Estate Lawyer

When contemplating buying property in a “hot” market, the pervading fear is always the same: What if you’re buying right before the bubble pops? Prior to the subprime mortgage fiasco of a few years ago, bubbles weren’t so terrifying: Yes, … Continue reading

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Buying Property in NYC: Small-Scale Income Properties

When people consider buying property in New York as an investment, they have a natural tendency to focus only on very expensive large-scale projects, such as multi-family dwellings that must be rehabbed and renovated and then rented out to multiple … Continue reading

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Things a NYC Real Estate Law Firm Can’t Protect You From

When it comes to buying or selling real estate in New York City, there are a few pieces of evergreen advice that will never be wrong, under any circumstances. You should always shop around for mortgage rates and terms. You … Continue reading

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