We sell vacation homes and have many clients from New York. We are thinking about participating in a property show but want to make sure its ok to advertise FL properties in New York. Our company is in Florida and so is the community that we would like to advertise. THANK YOU
A general concern for interstate property advertisements is whether you are in compliance with any federal/local fair housing and discrimination laws - which can vary by state and city. If you are working with a local broker your agreement should specify that they are taking on these compliance...View More
It does not appear you have any interest to sell. Your mother indicating she wants to do something in the future, even if committed to a binding will, does not give you any legal or equitable right to the property.
There are certain things you could do during her lifetime, such as...View More
I rent an apartment to a couple in New York State. They're both listed in the lease agreement. They are a few months behind and I want to have a process server serve them a 14 day notice. Do they have to be served separately?
Whether you have any rights to the house if your mother dies depends on the specific circumstances of the situation. If your mother has a will, the will will control who inherits the house. If your mother does not have a will, the house will pass to her heirs according to Florida's intestate...View More
I tested positive on Thanksgiving day, 11/23/23. My doctor says I must isolate/quarantine for minimum 10 days bc I also have bronchitis as well. I am considered almost a severe case hence why he advised I must isolate minimum 10 days. But my move out of the apt date is in the middle of the... View More
Oh, boy. In New York a landlord is without any legal and lawful right and authority to demand the tenant move out simply because the landlord sold the house. In fact a landlord has no power without a Housing Court judgment and an eviction warrant to force the tenant...View More
I bought a house in 2022, a few days before the closing, my attorney told me that the neighbor's fence encroached about 2 feet inside of my property. I told the seller that they have to fix it, otherwise, I am not going to close the house. on the closing day, I asked the seller to fix the... View More
It's very unfortunate that you are having these issues with the property you so recently purchased. You are describing a complex issue that will require the examination of the documents executed at closing as well as other records to properly guide you. Therefore, it is not the type of...View More
I found out that the property management company managing the building where I own a tiny, basic 1-bedroom co-op apartment in New York City is founded and headquartered on another continent and has no real estate license in New York or any other state, for that matter. My maintenance was raised by... View More
Under New York law, property management companies involved in collecting rent or maintaining rental properties typically need to be licensed as real estate brokers. This requirement is outlined in the New York Real Property Law and the regulations set by the New York State Department of State....View More
I have an easement on my neighbor’s property to access the water and install a dock. My neighbor allows people to launch their boats on his property resulting in a constant flow of traffic. Is my neighbor liable if someone gets hurt on our easement or if our property in the water (dock,boat) is... View More
A boat owner who is injured (and their guests) could name both property owners and try to connect both to any kind of claim. In terms of actual liability arising from negligence on the part of the property owners, that would need to be sorted out on a fact-specific basis. A court could recognize...View More
An agent cannot authorize demolition or disposal of property inside a house without explicit permission from the owner or legal authority. If your property was demolished or your belongings disposed of without your consent, this could be a serious breach of professional duties and possibly a legal...View More
Iown my mobil home and pay lot rent, water and sewer bill to the property owner. I had a water main line break under my mobil home on 10/17/2023. I called and put in an emergency maintance request via their answering service. I as well as neighbors and the fire department tried to reach the... View More
If you own your mobile home and are renting the lot, the responsibility for repairs can depend on the terms of your lease agreement. Generally, the landlord is responsible for maintaining essential services like water. If there's a delay in repairs that makes your home uninhabitable, you may...View More
If you have been paying the mortgage and house expenses for a property that is not in your name, you may have some options to recover those funds, depending on the circumstances surrounding the payments. New York courts may recognize contributions toward the mortgage as creating a type of implied...View More
My wife and I own a home together in Orange County NY. Many years back, my wife under duress wrote a letter stating that upon the sale of our home, her mother would receive 1/3 of the profit from said sale. Is this letter legal. It was written as an email and only signed by my wife. The document... View More
To be enforceable a promise to do something must be supported by a corresponding promise by the other party (e.g. I promise to do A if you promise to do B)--this is often referred to as consideration. So it is unclear whether the promise to pay an amount of money to your wife's mother is...View More
I, along with my partner who is also 68 and suffers from advanced Alzheimer's Disease, resides in the home of the decedent whose house is in reverse mortgage. The deceased has six other siblings, three deceased. The house value is close to the outstanding balance on the reverse mortgage. I... View More
I purchased a property under an llc. Unbeknownst to me the deed was fraudulent. I signed the deed back to the real owner. I did some repairs until I found out the deed was fraudulent. The real owner is now suing my llc and me personally for treble damages done to the property. Can they go after me... View More
There are circumstances in which the owner of an LLC could have personal liability... particularly if it is alleged there was fraud. If you have been sued, you should immediately retain legal counsel as there are time limits to responding to litigation or a default judgment may be taken against...View More
It looks like your remedies are governed by a mandatory arbitration clause. The organization named in the by-laws should have information in terms of filing fees, paperwork, etc. Large arbitration organizations, such as the American Arbitration Association, have online resources. Good luck
My mother entered a contract to purchase a home. In the document she signed, it states very plainly that closing must be on or before September 22, 2023. My mother was told possession would occur at closing.
The owner of the property was not ready to close on or before September 22nd,... View More
Your mother should have had an attorney since the contract likely required that closing be on or about September 22, 2023, and if the Seller could not do so, the Purchaser, your mother, had to make a TOE demand to force a closing. But as matters developed, your mother likely breached the contract....View More
I have a class e felony conviction in the state of Ohio from 15 years ago. The judge ordered a restoration of all rights, and sealed/expunged my record after serving probation. I want to obtain my NYS Real Estate license, and it is an automatic disqualification if convicted of a felony, but do I... View More
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