What Are the Advantages of Renewing Your NYC Lease?

March 4, 2022
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You’ve lived in your New York City apartment for the one year or two year term outlined by your lease. Now your lease is up for renewal. Should you do it? Here’s everything you need to know.  Notification Period You’ll have a little bit of time to make decisions about your lease. The landlord is…

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6 Provisions That Aren’t Allowed in NYC Leases

February 13, 2022
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As a renter in New York City, you have many rights and protections. Lawmakers often take steps to prevent landlords from setting predatory terms for renters who have few other options for housing when buildings are at such a premium here in the city. One of those steps was to prevent landlords from putting certain…

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In the News: New York City Council Considers Bill to End Criminal Background Checks on Potential Tenants

January 13, 2022
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The bill hasn’t passed yet, but Int 2047-2020 would “prohibit housing discrimination in rentals, sales, leases, subleases, or occupancy agreements in New York City on the basis of arrest record or criminal history. Landlords, owners, agents, employees, and real estate brokers would be prohibited from obtaining criminal record information at any stage in the process.” …

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Do disabled tenants have the right to have a pet?

September 14, 2018
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Some disabled individuals benefit from having service animals, which can be a problem for those who live in buildings with no-pet policies. If you need a service animal, you may have a right to keep or get a pet, even if your New York landlord does not want animals in the building. There are laws…

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Protecting your business against commercial lease problems

August 11, 2018
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As most New York business owners know, it is difficult to find commercial space in the city and surrounding areas. Not only are options limited, rent can be exorbitant. If you found a place to establish your business operations, you understand how important it is to protect yourself with an appropriate commercial lease. In many…

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Your right to safety as a New York tenant

July 15, 2018
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Finding appropriate and affordable housing in New York can be a difficult thing to do. Real estate in the city and the surrounding areas can come with complications, and due to the age of many of these buildings, safety can be a concern as well. As a tenant or potential renter, you may find it…

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Can your landlord kick you out of your home?

June 17, 2018
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Finding affordable housing in the right location in New York is a difficult process. It can take a long time to locate the right apartment for you and your family, and it can be disheartening to learn that your landlord is attempting to remove you from your home. If you receive notice of eviction, you…

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Do you know about these 2 rights you have as a tenant?

May 18, 2018
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You probably don’t need to be reminded that New York has one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. Perhaps you did your research regarding rent laws when you found your current place. You may even know what lines your landlord can’t cross when it comes to that issue.However, you may not be…

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Renters’ rights when exposed to toxic mold

April 14, 2018
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Many people living in New York rent homes or apartments, and many times, complications with landlords can make living situations difficult. As a renter, it is particularly important for you to be aware of your rights and how to protect them in the event that you need to confront the inappropriate actions or negligence of…

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What are your rights as a disabled tenant?

March 17, 2018
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If you have physical disabilities, finding housing that works for your specific issues and abilities can be complicated. Despite what some New York landlords think, there are certain laws in place that protect the rights and interests of disabled tenants. You may find it necessary to fight for your interests and your right to live…

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