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Temporary Partitions

Question I am a licensed real estate salesperson and I am representing a prospective tenant who would like to install a temporary partition in a New York City apartment. Can the tenant install the temporary partition in her apartment? Answer There are several New York…

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27 Apr 2017 Posted by Debbie Baum in REBNY Legal Question no comments

Condominiums and Flip Taxes

Question I am representing the owner of a condominium and she is considering selling her unit. The condominium board has just implemented a flip tax (the “Flip Tax”). I have only previously seen co-ops impose a Flip Tax. May a condominium board legally impose a…

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09 Apr 2017 Posted by Debbie Baum in REBNY Legal Question no comments

Floor Coverings

Question I am a licensed real estate salesperson and I represent a tenant, who has complained about excessive noise coming from the rental apartment directly above hers. Is there a law in New York City that requires a tenant to cover at least 80% of…

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07 Apr 2017 Posted by Debbie Baum in REBNY Legal Question no comments

Bedbug Disclosure Form

Question I am a real estate broker and my client is the owner of a condominium unit that she is seeking to rent out. Must the owner provide the Bed Bug Disclosure form to a tenant?  If so, how would the owner know whether the…

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02 Feb 2017 Posted by Debbie Baum in REBNY Legal Question no comments

Tenants’ Right to Sublet

Question Do tenants have a right to sublet their apartments in New York State? Answer Yes, pursuant to New York Real Property Law § 226-b (the “Law”), in buildings with four or more apartments, tenants have “the right to sublet” with their landlord’s advance written…

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14 Oct 2016 Posted by Debbie Baum in REBNY Legal Question no comments

1031 Exchanges

Question I am a licensed real estate salesperson and I am representing a seller who is selling a three family investment property. She is interested in reinvesting the proceeds from the sale in a 1031 Exchange. What is a 1031 Exchange? Will the seller be…

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12 Feb 2016 Posted by Debbie Baum in REBNY Legal Question no comments