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- Airbnb and the sharing economy: is it legal to rent out my home?
16 February 2018
- Real Estate Broker “Dual Agency”: What it is, and what it means for you in a real estate transaction.
5 January 2018
- The hidden costs behind title insurance: How title companies used to pay “inducements” (kickbacks) to encourage lawyers and realtors to use them and the 2018 New York State regulations designed to stop them.
3 January 2018
- What is a Mortgage Contingency in a New York State Real Estate Contract- Ask Steve Miller!
1 March 2017
- Think before you as “siri” or “alexa”– Ramifications of the New Smart Home.
14 February 2017
- Tenants by the Entirety as a form of Ownership– More Nuanced Than Simply being Married.
8 February 2017
- Temporary Residences, SRO, or a Hotel- Local Governments Cracking Down on Non-traditional Tenants.
25 January 2017
- Protect Yourself from Internet Trolls Looking For an Easy Payday.
4 January 2017
- Have you ever considered the Legal Issues and Financial Issues Arising from the Installation of Solar Panels on your Home in New York?
23 December 2016
- Q. My sister bought me out of my share of our parents house with a personal mortgage to me before she passed away.
- A: Assuming that the mortgage was properly executed, you can foreclose on the Mortgage and you can also likely make a claim to the Estate for the Purchase Money Note that was likely signed at the the time.
- Q. What are the laws regarding webcams and "reasonable expectation of privacy". A neighbor wants my nature cam moved.
- A: There are two layers to this question, the legal and the practical. From a legal perspective, I am unaware of any rule, regulation, or other law that prohibits your camera's view. From a practical point of view, do you really want to pick this fight with your neighbors? We all have to live in society, and it can get really nasty to have disgruntled neighbors. You clearly know how they feel . . . .
- Q. Does owning and renting out a home in New York State constitute doing business in New York State?
- A: I would check with the Town Justice Court, but my guess is that if you list the address of the house (owner) and the address in NJ, you will get the case started, and the Landlord will appear
- Q. If an licensed inspector inspects a home finds nothing wrong can the buyers still submit bill for repairs after closing?
- A: Don't understand the question. If the house "closed" it closed, and the buyers would be fixing it themselves. If the contract called for certain repairs, then the Seller would be paying.
- Q. Where can I find bar discipline records?
- A: Pretty much only in reported cases from the Appellate Division.
- Q. I have a very low income & would like to know what is cost to file a partition for neglect & non entry to property.
- A: You may file a "Partition Action," to force a judicial sale. That often results in negotiations. Peter
- Q. If my father passed away and just his name on the deed are me and my brother entitled to the house if step mom sells it?
- A: You are likely being asked to consent to probate of the will, or if no will, to the administration. If the will actually left everything to the step mom, and there are no grounds to contest the execution or validity of the will, then you likely will have no right to share in the proceeds of the sale of the house Bottom Line-- you should have an attorney review the facts with you -- the internet is not going to give you fair answers because you may be mis-interpreting the facts or the law. Stated differently, don't rely on this answer to inform your belief and your response, call an attorney, call the attorney representing the Estate, learn your rights carefully.
- Q. My lawyer stopped returning my phone calls and I don't even know if she's handling my case anymore. What are my options?
- A: You should send a written letter to her demanding a copy of your file, and you should pick up a copy of your file If she doesn't respond in a reasonable time, you may file a complaint with the local Disciplinary Committee. Give her the benefit of the doubt and call a few more times.
- Q. My sister died intestate, no assets. Her boyfriend is pestering me to write up notarized document giving him power of
- A: Cant you help him in your time of loss with an Affidavit of Small Estate He does not have the right to do it, and it costs only $1 to file with the appropriate Court You need to do it because you are the heir https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/diy/smallEstate.shtml