Few things are as annoying as having to deal with squatters on your New York City property. This is compounded because in this jurisdiction, squatters do indeed have rights. Learn how you can fight back and take legal possession of your property once again.
If you are a senior citizen facing a housing dispute here in New York City, you should understand that you do indeed have certain protections under the law.
You just inherited the family home -- along with your two siblings. While you appreciate your parent's desire to provide for you, you aren't sure what happens next.
Easements are a very common type of property encumbrance. They're commonly used, for example, to give utility companies access to power lines, pipes and similar structures.
Sometimes, when you are in the process of purchasing a piece of real estate here in New York City, you will run into a zoning problem. Often, this is a result of not doing your due diligence prior to signing the purchase agreement.
New Yorkers have a long history of real estate disputes with their neighbors and developers. Take for instance the case of the spite house on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
You've found a lovely home, and you're seriously considering purchasing it. There's just one problem: You can tell that the home has been remodeled and you suspect (or know) that the owner never got the required permits.
A good fence can protect your property from intruders, safely corral your dogs or kids in your yard and serve as a marker for the boundary between your property and another's. Bad fences, on the other hand, can be an eyesore and a detriment like no other.
A real estate purchase can be both a significant emotional and financial investment for a lot of people -- which means that a lot of people respond to problems with a purchase-gone-bad by filing lawsuits. Sometimes, those lawsuits are aimed at real estate agents.
The popularity of do-it-yourself remodeling shows on television these days has inspired homeowners everywhere to tackle both large and small renovations on their own.