I paid an application fee and first month’s rent for an apartment I was looking to rent. The real estate agent told me if I did not get the apartment, then the first month’s rent is refundable, but the application fee is not. I could not get the apartment due to COVID, so it went to another... Read more »
I had to return back home to Ireland due to Covid - lost my job and didn’t have proper health insurance. My roommates are american and I don’t want to affect their credit if I can help it. When I told my landlord I’d struggle to pay May rent they ignored me and I haven’t heard from them. I... Read more »
When more than one individual signs a lease as a "tenant" they are each jointly and severally liable to the landlord for the payment of rent. That means the landlord doesn't get involved in whatever agreement exists between the tenants as the the amount each intends to contribute to...Read more »
Trying to make this simple... I live in NY a neighbor of mine needed a loan of 25k... And agreed if i give him the loan it would be as a mortgage on 2 pieces of property he owns in FLA which we did the legal way recorded against the properties in FLA citrus county...This was in 2011 and on loan... Read more »
Without further information regarding the legal contents of the note it is difficult to say whether New York or Florida law would apply. There may be a choice of law provision in the note. You should consult with an attorney in New York and Florida.
Pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, the moratorium on evictions has been extended to August 20th, so there is no immediate threat of eviction. However, the Executive Order does not relieve a tenant's obligation to pay rent.... It just temporarily removes the ability of the...Read more »
Hi. My sister has been a missionary in Peru for four years, and plans to do this for several more years. I am in the process of helping her sell her Condo in NYC. She will have a net equity profit of approximately $65,000 at sale, she does want to use this to buy her next home when she returns... Read more »
I own the home and want to add my wife to the deed. Do we need the assistance of a lawyer to have a "joint tenancy of survivorship" done legally? We are completing the forms and I know it needs to be notarized but does it need lawyer approval?
You do not have to have a lawyer, but as there is no such thing as a "tenancy deed with right of survivorship" and you are confusing the type of deed with the nature of the tenancy in the deed, it sounds like a lawyer, for a few hundred bucks, would be a good idea.
Me and my sister rented/leased an apartment in NY under my name, I lived there for two years and moved abroad after a couple of years, for education and then for a career. I didn't talk to her too much because of a falling out we had. She passed away a few weeks ago and I had to go take care... Read more »
In 2016 I lived with roommates and moved out the following year. I did not renew my lease and one roommate ended up staying. I returned my keys to the landlord and even wrote a nortarized letter stating i will not be returning, as per their request. Fast forward to 2020 i learn that they had filed... Read more »
If there is an existing judgment, and you never knew about the case, and you have a return of keys defense, you can move to vacate the judgment. I charge $800 for this motion if it is in Civil Court in NYC.
My grandmother passed in September of 2019, and her will was made out back in 2003, when I was underage. I've been living with her in this house since 2002. Her niece is the executor of her will and is making plans to sell this house with me still living in it and I can't seem to get a... Read more »
You don't. The executor must follow the terms of the will. If the house is to be sold, then it must be sold. Since it will sell for more without you in it, there is some opportunity to negotiate a buyout of your tenancy. Obviously, it would have been nicer for your grandmother to have...Read more »
My parents are divorced but still own a house together. My father asked my mother for a quick claim deed on the house, which she agreed to. However, she needs a Letter of Satisfaction to make sure she is not financially responsible for the property/mortgage. He refuses to sign it, claiming she is... Read more »
You are messing up legal terms and concepts, and making this way too complicated. By contempt of court, I assume there is a matrimonial case. If there is a decree there, your mother must do what the decree says. If it was a stupid decree, you may need a motion in that case to clarify or amend...Read more »
Bought a home 10 years ago. Title company at our closing found that attached lot was never transferred to previous owner some 30 years prior. The lot was mistakenly put in previous owner.s name. Previous owner used as a yard , cared for it, and paid taxes on it for 30 plus years (tacking). I... Read more »
An adverse possession case proceeds in a manner governed by the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law. Among other things, you may be required to find the next of kin of the property. There are issues with your case. For adverse possession, you need to believe you own the property. It would...Read more »
I am a recent college graduate who applied for a NYC co living apartment (shared w roomates). I submitted my bank info, authorized credit check, etc. and let them know I will be starting a post grad job this summer.
Less than 24 hours later, I learned my job has been postponed indefinitley.... Read more »
This depends on a number of factors, without further details it is impossible to answer this question. Generally, a landlord should not accept rent after terminating a lease and initiating a holdover proceeding. As a result of Covid-19, the courts are currently closed and all evictions are stayed...Read more »
Hello, I am looking to start a home business in NYC. I researched and it seems to be possible under the Multiple Dwelling Law, due to the creative nature of the business (a home recording studio for music producers). It will take up less than 25% of my home and only one person will be in at a time.... Read more »
This is a relatively in-depth question that would need some research and additional details from you. You would need to check building rules, bylaws, zoning, multiple dwelling law compliance (if applicable), rent regulatory rules (if applicable) etc. Most likely though it is not permitted if you...Read more »
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