My husband and I have fallen back severely on the rent, due to personal health issues we have ended up owing close to 20,000 in rent with multiple months unpaid for. Today was the court date and there was a stipulation agreement put into place where he would have to pay all the months of rent... View More
My father passed away in March of 2023 with $200k in the bank, his name only, no will. My mother passed away 5 months later with no money but several debts. I am currently administering my father's estate, but one of my mother's creditors insists that I am legally required to administer... View More
Tenant lives in the Bronx and does not have a current lease. The landlord is asking they pay for repairs/upgrades needed to household items (ex. fridge, cabinet, carpeting). Tenant moving out at beginning of month, and paying for the full month. Landlord will be keeping deposit.
Generally, the law in New York does not mandate that rent be prorated if a tenant occupies an apartment for only a portion of the month. Tenants are responsible for damage to an apartment during their occupancy but not for upgrade that are not made at their request.
With death information provided by this online site which also connects deceased family members with their other relatives, may I use this information in place of a death certificate? Thanks for your previous response.
I have tiny beetles infestation in my toddler and I apartment which as of sep 9th has been notified to the building manager. The manager states he cant caulk the floor due to “possible expansion and elevation of the foundation” and the exterminator stated “they will eventually go away” i... View More
Prepayment of rent is considered to be an additional security deposit that is prohibited by the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. So a landlord cannot accept one-year prepayment of rent.
I want to be all three of these things, and its been brought to my attention that there are ethical concerns and could possible lead to conflict of interest, but am planning on keep these three things separate and providing for other people's transactions.
There is no legal prohibition against being a real estate agent, home inspector and notary that I am aware of in New York State. However, there may be ethical/legal considerations that would prohibit an individual from acting in all three roles simultaneously at the same time or in the same...View More
Your brother may direct the disposition of his property in any manner he decides upon in his Will. In the event that your brother passes without a Will, if he is a New York resident his property would pass according to applicable law which the following link summarizes:...View More
Failure to provide essential services can entitle a tenant to a partial rent abatement. If you were served with a holdover proceeding, you may be entitled to claim retaliation for report of conditions as a defense. Seriously consider seeking legal representation in your area for assistance.
Landlords are not legally permitted to subdivide and rent out separate areas of an individual apartment to different tenants. If you are renting directly from the owner of the building, you should give serious consideration to speaking with and retaining an attorney to assist you.
If permitted by the By-Laws, the annual meeting may be conducted online. You'd have to be more specific about what the Board does to prevent new candidates from running. It isn't uncommon to have a hard time getting enough shareholders willing to sit on the Board.
Generally, to evict someone that you have a "family" relationship with, you would need to commence an ejectment case in Supreme Court. Although as an individual you are not required to have an attorney, I would strongly encourage you to retain local counsel to assist you.
I put automatic payment, and I did not get it off in the last month. I have demanded the landlord to refund me back the extra rental fee for over 6 months, and I still have not received any payment. I looked it up and only deposit case is mentioned.
The bank said only the executor of the estate can get it. Aren’t beneficiary accounts outside the realm of the estate and the executor? My sister lived in Arizona when she passed. I live in NY. The bank account is in South Carolina (where she used to live) The executor of the estate, a friend in... View More
Questions about Estate matters are controlled by the law of the State where the decedent resided at the time of death. Therefore, although you may live in New York, your question is better directed to attorneys practicing in the State of your late sister's residence.
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