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  • By: Stephen Lasser, Video
  • Published: February 28, 2018

Condominium Common Charges - How Boards Can Collect and What to do if You Have a Unit Owner in ArrearsRead More

  • By: "Stephen Lasser, Video
  • Published: February 24, 2018

For Habitat U, Stephen M. Lasser talks about how to collect common charges in arrears and still stay on the right side of your condo’s constitution.Read More

  • By: Michael Kayam, Article
  • Published: January 30, 2018

A new New York State law was recently enacted, effective January 1, 2018, which requires board members involved in interested transactions to provide disclosure of these transactions to the owners in their associations. The new law adds a new Section 727 to the New York Business Corporation Law (the “BCL”) and a new Section 519-a to the New York Not-for…Read More

  • By: Michael Kayam, Article
  • Published: January 29, 2018

In recent years, retail pop-up shops have become a growing trend among property owners looking to increase cash flow or traffic to their properties as well as businesses looking to reach new markets or test a new product while limiting their potential long-term lease obligations. This trend started gaining popularity during the depression of 2009 when property owners experiencing high…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, Habitat Magazine
  • Published: November 24, 2017

The Low-Down The issue of arrears in condominiums is important because heavy arrears might make it harder for potential purchasers or existing unit-owners to refinance the mortgages on their units. Heavy arrears might also prevent a condo from taking out a line of credit or a loan to start a capital project. All those issues could also make units harder…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, Habitat Magazine
  • Published: November 24, 2017

There are several revisions that can be made to condominium bylaws to improve the collection of common charges and make the corporate governance of the building more efficient. The Real Property Law requires that common charges should be based on a unit-owner’s percentage of common interest, with certain exceptions for insurance and utilities. So most condominium bylaw provisions pertaining to…Read More

  • By: Michael Kayam
  • Published: July 25, 2017

In New York a real estate broker or salesperson can use a mechanics’ lien to collect an unpaid commission after procuring a tenant for a commercial landlord pursuant to New York Lien Law § 10.  This statutory right to file a mechanics’ lien against a landlord’s property was enacted in 1982 in order to address the growing problem of landlords…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, Article
  • Published: April 20, 2017

Approximately one year ago, a data aggregation company based in California named Sperlonga entered into an agreement to start providing condominium and HOA owner payment and account status data to the credit reporting company Equifax.  It is our understanding that Sperlonga charges a monthly flat fee to the condominium or HOA for this service or a fee based on the…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, The New York Cooperator
  • Published: March 24, 2017

Q: I was recently made aware that a sex offender moved into my building. He moved into his girlfriend’s apartment. I made the board aware of this—even gave them a printout from criminal justice. We have a lot of children living in our community. Does the board have a legal obligation to advise the shareholders that a sex offender lives…Read More

  • By: Stephen Lasser, Article
  • Published: January 20, 2017

Landlords and condominium boards frequently have to sue tenants and unit owners who fail to pay their rent or common charges in a timely manner.  This is an unfortunate fact of life in the real estate world.  In these situations, courts have typically been very stingy when awarding late fees or legal fees to the landlord or condominium board even…Read More

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