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When Two Worlds Collide: A Look at Condo Rules vs. Owners’ Rights

September 26, 2016 Posted in Community Association Law

Many people find condo living very appealing, primarily because of the amenities that are often included with purchasing a unit. However, as with most things in life, there are pros and cons to living in a condominium.

Insurance Coverage for Co-Ops, Condos: Common Options and Terms

September 23, 2016 Posted in Community Association Law

Reviewing insurance terms and options can often be confusing and, in some cases, overwhelming for co-op shareholders, condo owners and even community board members. Insurers and the industry in general tend to use a great deal of shorthand when discussing insurance coverage. However, it is imperative for everyone from owners to board members to have a good understanding of some of the key terms and concepts involved in quality insurance coverage.

Legally Speaking: The Top 10 Responsibilities of a New Jersey Landlord (Part II)

September 21, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

In our previous blog, we discussed 5 of the top 10 legal responsibilities that New Jersey landlords face. We conclude this series with five additional responsibilities that are just as important. If you are a New Jersey landlord and you have questions about any of these legal responsibilities, contact Griffin Alexander right away and speak with a landlord tenant lawyer in New Jersey about your specific issues.  

Legally Speaking: The Top 10 Responsibilities of a New Jersey Landlord (Part 1)

September 19, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

When it comes to renting units to tenants in New Jersey, landlords are required to abide by certain state, local and federal rules. New Jersey landlord-tenant law governs a number of things ranging from the types of questions that may be included on a rental application to when you can evict someone.

How Does Rent Stabilization Differ From Rent Control?

September 16, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

New York state is well known for having what is probably the largest concentration of rent regulated apartments in the nation, estimated in 2014 to exceed 1,050,000 in 51 different communities throughout the state.

When Will a Bankruptcy Case Prevent Eviction of a Residential Tenant?

September 9, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

Bankrupt tenants can certainly complicate a landlord’s life. Fortunately for the landlord, the rules of eviction when a tenant files for bankruptcy have gotten a bit easier.

Landlords: If You Snooze on the Dog, You Lose

September 2, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

If a tenant makes no attempt to hide a new pet, and the landlord is aware of the pet but fails to take action for more than three months, has the landlord waived its right to complain about the pet? Yes, says the New York Supreme Court in the case of 149th St., LLC v. Rodriguez: 50 Misc.3d 139(A), 2016 NY Slip Op 50146(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 2/5/16).  

Tips to Help Landlords Run Their Businesses Smoothly

May 31, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

Being a landlord or property manager can be challenging; however, individuals who are new to the business can benefit from taking heed to the following information and tips. In order to ensure that things run as smoothly as possible, one of the first steps a landlord should take is to obtain the right type of insurance coverage to protect his or her investment.

New York Landlord/Tenant FAQs

May 24, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

Whether you are new to being a landlord in New York or you are a seasoned landlord with a few questions and concerns, the attorneys at Griffin Alexander can help you with your landlord-tenant issues. The following common questions and answers are provided to help landlords gain a better understanding of New York landlord-tenant law. However, this information is not meant to serve as a substitute for speaking with a skilled attorney. Contact our office today to discuss your specific situation and how New York law may apply to your situation.

Landlord Files Six-Figure Lawsuit Against Manhattan Woman for Renting Apartment on AirBnb.com

February 29, 2016 Posted in Landlord/Tenant Law

As we have covered previously on this blog, popular sites like Airbnb.com and VRBO.com can bring lucrative seasonal rental income to unit owners or tenants, but can cause gaping holes in terms of safety and security for landlords and permanent residents alike.

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