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  • By: Stephen M. Lasser
  • Published: March 19, 2020

[printfriendly] There have been some recent legislative amendments, which seem well intentioned and positive.  Effective December 17, 2019, the amount that can be recovered in New York City small claims court cases was increased from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00.  This can be viewed as a positive development for landlords (including co-ops) and condominium boards. Due to the Housing Stability and Tenant…Read More

  • By: Jared Steiner
  • Published: February 12, 2020

Beware of Uninsured Labor Law Claims By: Jared M. Steiner, Esq. of Lasser Law Group, PLLC Landlords and developers in New York are subject to strict liability for claims stemming from falls and injuries on their construction sites and, as a result, they are required to pay hefty insurance premiums to protect against these claims. Specifically, New York Labor Law…Read More

  • By: Michael Kayam
  • Published: February 12, 2020

YELLOWSTONE INJUNCTION IS BACK! By: Michael M. Kayam, Esq., of Lasser Law Group, PLLC Since 1968 the Yellowstone injunction has been a form of legal relief used in New York by commercial tenants who have been served with a notice to cure by their landlord to obtain an extension from a court to cure the default and prevent the landlord…Read More

  • By: Stephen M. Lasser
  • Published: January 10, 2020

Condo Charges: Dealing with Late Players [embed]https://vimeo.com/380050795[/embed]Read More

  • By: Stephen M. Lasser
  • Published: January 10, 2020

Few businesses or organizations in New York own their office space versus renting.  There are many reasons why businesses or organizations, including real estate investment, management and brokerage companies, choose to rent versus own.  However, the primary reason is probably investment of capital.  The down payment required to purchase an office building can be cost prohibitive or they may be…Read More

  • By: Michael Kayam
  • Published: August 2, 2019

WAIVER OF YELLOWSTONE INJUNCTION UPHELD BY COURT OF APPEALS By: Michael M. Kayam, Esq., of Lasser Law Group, PLLC In New York, the Yellowstone injunction has long been a form of legal relief used by commercial tenants who have been served with a notice to cure by their landlord to obtain an extension from a court to cure the default and…Read More

Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019
  • By: Stephen M. Lasser
  • Published: July 30, 2019

The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and Statewide Housing Security Protection Act of 2019 (collectively the TPA 2019) were signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 14, 2019, and all landlords and tenants in New York will be affected by its sweeping amendments of long-standing New York laws. This article summarizes some of the most potentially…Read More

  • By: Stephen M. Lasser
  • Published: May 3, 2019

The Cooperator Expo New York, April 11, 2019, Seminar Part 1 of 2 https://youtu.be/NGH6A9zn5nc The Cooperator Expo New York, April 11, 2019, Seminar Part 2 of 2 https://youtu.be/M6KwY2iOCRYRead More

  • By: Stephen Lasser
  • Published: April 10, 2019

Pursuant to the statute New York Real Property Law § 235-b enacted in 1975, every residential lease contains an implied warranty of habitability (“WOH”).  This statutory WOH guaranties residential tenants that there will not be conditions in their apartments which are dangerous, hazardous or detrimental to their life, health or safety. Over time, New York courts started awarding rent abatements…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, New York Real Estate Journal
  • Published: April 10, 2019

As you may have read in our 2016 and 2018 articles, it has been illegal in New York since 2010 to rent an apartment in a multiple dwelling for less than 30 days pursuant to § 4 of the NY Multiple Dwelling Law. Notwithstanding this law, illegal short-term rentals in New York flourished resulting in a new law being enacted…Read More

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