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Deregulation case finally resolved in New York

In New York, there had been a dispute over the deregulation of a rent-stabilized unit. This dispute began in 2005 and threatened to impact all landlords and renters if the court found that the changes were unacceptable. Per the defendant, the owner had deregulated the apartment in accordance with the law.

Who owns a fence on a property line?

If you live in a neighborhood, you're probably familiar with neighbors fencing their yards. They do so to keep in pets, keep out people or animals they don't want in their yards and for decoration. Unfortunately, not all people fence their yards off appropriately, which becomes a problem for those who are affected by the fencing.

Understanding a mortgage lien helps you decide on a purchase

You have a home in mind for a purchase. You have been looking for months, and you're ready to buy. That's when you realize that the title might not be clear. Someone was telling you about a problem that had come up with his purchase, and now you're concerned.

Can a neighbor destroy my pit garden?

In the city, you could run into a problem with a neighbor who takes over your sidewalk garden. Sidewalk gardens are small spaces intended to be designed and cared for by the residents whose property adjoins them. They may have a tree and a small patch of ground where the resident can plant.

What happens if a dispute occurs when funds are in escrow?

In the majority of real estate transactions, escrow arrangements are made to guarantee funds to the seller from the buyer upon the completion of the sale. A third party holds onto the funds, so neither of the other parties has access to them until the deal is finalized or cancelled.

Can you mediate a problem after buying a home?

You purchased a home, and now you're in shock at what you've found. Even though you had a survey of the land and home, there is mold everywhere in the basement and the foundation has cracked. You think the seller hid some of the concerns, and in the time it took to complete the sale, the house has suffered some major damage.

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