Categories for Tenant-Landlord Matters

Definition of a Legal Bedroom in NYC

T.W. On SI What is a legal bedroom in NYC vvv Definition of a legal bedroom  New York City Building Codes were updated in 1968, 2008 and again in 2014. According to the 2008 New York City Building Code, which applies to most multi-family buildings constructed between 2008 and the ...

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For Landlords and Tenants: Emotional Support Animals, Service Dogs (and miniature horses) and Fair Housing

INFORMATION FOR BOTH TENANTS AND LANDLORDS IN REGARDS TO ASSISTANCE ANIMALS AND FAIR HOUSING AND TO CLARIFY WHAT THE LAW LAYS OUT FOR BOTH PARTIES…  Let’s start with how people needing assistance animals were provided protection.  It starts with laws and Acts that created Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.   For, ...

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The Continuing Sage of Dual Agency in the NYS Residential Rental Market

T.W. On Si Episode 17 – Dual Agency Residential Saga Comes to an End (S) We finally have a decision on the issue of dual agency in the residential real estate rental market here in NY State…the saga has ended… In case you are joining us mid-saga… Just a quick ...

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NY State Tenant-Landlord Matters Part III–DOS Rules, Judge Blocks

Recently the Department of State of the State of New York issued a ruling that created a great deal of turmoil in the residential real estate market in NY State and in particular NYC.   However, just days after the DOS ruling was made public, a judge in Albany issued an ...

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