Real Estate

Real Estate and Real Property Law consists of federal, state, municipal and common law. It governs land use, rights and that which may be permanently affixed or attached to the land such as a house, building, tree, garden or swimming pool. Air rights exist above the land and mineral rights below it in the ground. Common real estate topics include the purchase and sale of real property, easements, land use, zoning, home loans, mortgages, foreclosure, liens, construction, development, title to real property, adverse possession, landlord-tenant and renter’s rights issues. Real estate law can be complex, especially when dealing with boundary disputes and riders (additional legal terms added to a land sale or rental contract.) Third party vendors are frequently involved with real estate transactions, such as title insurance companies and real estate agents.

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New York City squatters have been making headlines by evicting legal homeowners from their property, with extreme examples including the arrest of a homeowner trying to regain possession of their house in Flushing, Queens. With the influx of migrants seeking shelter and the arrest of a popular...
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There are many snow and ice removal laws and regulations with which each New York City property owner or lessor must be familiar. This article summarizes some of the most common snow shoveling and ice removal laws, regulations and resources so you can be prepared for the winter season. Who...
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Michael Wechsler
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While many New York City residents may believe they have 24 hours to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks and walkways, they most likely have only 4 hours to remove snow and ice. You can find an explanation and complete details of the New York City Department of Sanitation snow removal...
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Typically a Homeowners' Associations or an "HOA" is a non-profit corporation or unincorporated association that is assigned the responsibility of maintaining the quality of living in a private area or neighborhood that is owned by a collective group of property owners. An HOA may consist of...
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It is always prudent to have insurance for your home, even if you rent. Most property owners are required by their mortgage lender to have home insurance and they must have a homeowner's insurance policy. This also applies to condo or townhouse owners who have insurance through their Homeowner's...
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